Real Sociedad are reported to be confident that Wolverhampton Wanderers will not only buy Willian Jose permanently, but for the price that was originally agreed.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish outfit are said to be feeling positive that Jose will not be returning to the club.
It is thought Jose’s move can be made permanent by Wolves for around £22 million (Express & Star).
There have been some claims that Wolves are looking to renegotiate Jose’s clause (Express & Star), as well as those of Rayan Ait-Nouri and Vitinha.
But it seems that might be unlikely with Sociedad over Jose.
That could potentially have significance, with the 29-year-old failing to impress so far.
While he shows that he can link play well, he is yet to score in 10 appearances, and that is ultimately what he was brought in to do.
Jose not currently worth £22 million outlay
If the season ended right now and Wolves had to take a decision on whether to sign Jose for £22 million, they would surely decline.
He could well turn things around over the next few weeks, but fans definitely expected a bit more from the South American.
Wolves currently have Rafa Mir performing well for SD Huesca, who would surely be worth giving another chance to if Jose’s goalscoring struggles continue.
Frustratingly, it would cost Wolves £2.5 million if they decline to sign Jose, but presently it’s difficult to make the case for him if there will be no lowering of his buy option.