Real Sociedad are reportedly expecting Willian Jose to become a Wolverhampton Wanderers player permanently in the summer.
The striker completed a loan move to Molineux on January 23, and the Black Country club have an option to land the player as one of their own.
Mundo Deportivo say it will cost €17.5 million (£15.4 million) to do that, or face paying €3 million (£2.6 million).
According to the report, Sociedad ‘expect’ Wolves to exercise their option to buy in the summer. Perhaps that means they have communicated their intentions to the Spanish club.
It certainly seems as though the player doesn’t have the intentions to return to his parent club if his social media post is anything to go by.
Jose said on Instagram after his loan move to Molineux became official: “Almost five seasons, historic campaigns, over 150 games, 62 goals and a huge satisfaction to have defended these colours in recent years.
“I’ll only take good memories. Thank you Real Sociedad! To all the technicians, colleagues, directors, employees and fans. I can only thank you. I love you!!!”
The wording of the 29-year-old’s would suggest that he does not have plans to return – it sounds like in his mind, he’s already a Wolves player.
Wolves just need to ensure their safety
It seems that only one thing could scupper Wolves spending £15.4 million on Jose in the summer, and that’s getting relegated.
Wolves have enough quality in the squad and should have enough to get themselves away from trouble, although results really need to improve soon.
At the moment, 10 points separate the club from Fulham in 18th, but the Cottagers have a game in hand and could well put the pressure on.