Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly come to an agreement with FC Porto for the permanent transfer of midfielder Vitinha.
That is the claim from Portuguese outlet Record, which states that the Portuguese are expecting to receive around €36 million/£30 million for two players at the end of the season.
The players in question are Vitinha and Danilo Pereira, who has been on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.
Supposedly, Wolves already know they have to trigger the €16 million/£13.6 million clause over the 21-year-old.
Vitinha has been with Wolves since last summer, and hasn’t really had a great deal of football at Molineux so far.
Nuno Espirito Santo has used the youngster quite sparingly, preferring more experienced options like Joao Moutinho, Leander Dendoncker and Ruben Neves.
He’s featured just 15 times, with most of those appearances coming as a substitute.
He scored an outstanding goal against Chorley in the FA Cup earlier this year but aside from that, there hasn’t been much to his move to the Black Country up to now.
Despite that, it appears Wolves might be ready to sanction a permanent move for the player if Record’s report is to be believed.
Vitinha may be seen as Moutinho’s successor
He may not have gotten many minutes this season, but Vitinha has offered glimpses of quality in games, and it might be that Nuno is convinced by what he sees in training.
Moutinho is not getting any younger and the club do need to think about long-term replacements.
Maybe Vitinha has been deemed by the coaching staff and Fosun to be that individual.