Wolverhampton Wanderers are still to take a decision on Vitinha.
The midfielder spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Molineux from FC Porto.
It was a somewhat underwhelming campaign for the 21-year-old.
Arguably though, that was down to him not getting much of a look in under Nuno Espirito Santo.
The former manager much preferred to put his trust in the likes of Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Leander Dendoncker.
In the end, Vitinha ended up making 22 appearances, only eight of which were starts (WhoScored).
Fans have been wondering whether the club will be signing Vitinha permanently.
The Athletic have provided an update on the situation today.
They claim Wolves weren’t convinced by his performances in 2020/21.
They also say the club is looking across the market at other options.
Apparently, new head coach Bruno Lage will make the final call on whether Vitinha is signed.
Wolves should buy Vitinha
So it seems there is a chance Vitinha may not be coming back to Molineux.
It would be a real shame if the club declined to take up the £18 million option.
He clearly showed glimpses of his talent last term. His recent showings for the Portugal U21s have been excellent.
He seems like someone who’d be capable of taking over from Moutinho.
Unless Wolves have spotted someone available for a similar price who is proven, they really should be looking to bring Vitinha back.