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.
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.
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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.
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.