Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly hopeful of lowering the buy option on Willian Jose down to £15 million.
That is the claim made by El Gol Digital, who report on the Brazilian’s tricky start to life at Molineux.
The South American is yet to score for the club having been brought in as a more experienced option to cover for the injured Raul Jimenez.
He’s turned out eight times so far and people expected a better output given his record in Spain with Real Sociedad.
El Gol Digital say that if Wolves do not receive a positive response to their proposal of lowering the option to buy clause, then they will walk away from a permanent deal.
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At the moment, the clause is set at around £21 million. If Wolves don’t trigger it, they will have to pay Sociedad £2.5 million.
El Gol Digital add that a return to Sociedad for the player is not unlikely, with striker Alexander Isak having been linked with an exit from the club.
£15 million would be more like it
Jose’s signing has been underwhelming so far.
Fans were so ready to see a big improvement in the team offensively after the struggles in the aftermath of losing Raul Jimenez.
But Jose has struggled to pull up trees.
His link-up play is great and results have improved with him being in the side, but right now, Wolves potentially paying £21 million feels a little too much.
If they can negotiate it down, it’s probably fair to say few people would have much of an issue with Jose signing permanently.