Wolverhampton Wanderers could be set to sign Vitinha permanently, with an FC Porto official suggesting the midfielder won’t return to the club.
Fernando Gomes is an administrator of the Portuguese club, and Record have published quotes from him on their intentions for the summer.
Apparently, Gomes expects the club to receive money (around £29 million) in the form of sales of Danilo Pereira, who is currently on loan with Paris Saint-Germain, and Vitinha.
He said: “For the exit from the Financial Fair Play, there were two planned businesses that had to be concluded.
“The sale of Danilo to PSG, who would have to be 1st or 2nd in Ligue 1, which looks like it will happen, and that of Vitinha to Wolverhampton, if the club stayed in the Premier League.”
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Wolves retained their Premier League status several weeks ago now, despite things looking a little dicey at one stage.
Big wins over Fulham and Sheffield United eased the pressure, and West Bromwich Albion and the Cottagers ended up going down.
It has been claimed the cost of signing Vitinha permanently to Wolves would be in the region of £18 million (Express & Star).
Vitinha just about warrants transfer
He hasn’t played a great deal, but Vitinha has no doubt shown glimpses of his quality.
Gomes’ comments indicate that he will be making a permanent transfer to Molineux, and it is probably the right decision.
A long-term replacement for Joao Moutinho is needed, and the club may well see Vitinha as that man.