Wolverhampton Wanderers’ option to buy Vitinha permanently reportedly expired yesterday.

Recently, the club apparently got in contact with FC Porto to agree an extension period.

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Vitinha (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Wolves initially had a £17 million option to buy Vitinha at the end of his loan.

That clause expired on June 30, and the midfielder returned to his parent club.

But it was claimed Wolves had been granted some extra time to get the necessary funds by Porto.

According to Record though, Wolves’ extension period expired yesterday.

It looks as though Wolves will now not be signing Vitinha – at least for £17 million anyway.

 

That said, the club were still able to sign full-back Rayan Ait-Nouri after his buy option had passed.

The Frenchman ended up signing for £9.5 million, but Angers have negotiated a huge 50% sell-on clause.

Vitinha still possible

Wolves can still make a move to land Vitinha, but there’s chance other clubs could now pip them to the post.

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Vitinha (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

There is also the possibility that Porto could sell Vitinha to Wolves for a lower fee, but like Angers have done with Ait-Nouri, insert a big sell-on clause.

It remains to be seen what happens, but it was claimed by The Athletic recently that Wolves were looking at other options on the market.

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