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Report: Wolves looking to lower Willian Jose buy option to £15 million

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.

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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.

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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.