Wolverhampton Wanderers can reportedly negotiate lower prices for each of their three loan stars at the end of the season.
According to the Express & Star, the club currently face the prospect of forking out £22 million, £20 million and £18 million for Willian Jose, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Vitinha respectively.
But it’s claimed that the club have scope to negotiate those option to buy clauses down.
At the moment, the clauses over each player are arguably not worth paying.
Jose joined in January and is still yet to score for Wolves, although results have generally improved while he’s been in the side.
Ait-Nouri has shown signs of promise but has seen a real reduction in game time since the return to fitness of Jonny Castro Otto.
The French talent has also been questioned on the defensive side of his game.
And Vitinha has really struggled for opportunities at Molineux, with Nuno Espirito Santo rarely deviating from the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker in midfield.
All three options currently too high
At the moment, there is no justification for Wolves to trigger any of the buy clauses they have.
None of the players mentioned have truly starred in old gold.
Things could obviously change between now and the end of the season but right now, the idea of shelling out a total of £60 million, give or take, on these three players is a little ridiculous.
It remains to be seen if FC Porto, Angers and Real Sociedad would be willing to negotiate but if they aren’t, Wolves shouldn’t hesitate to decline their existing clauses.