Willian Jose set for new chapter after underwhelming Wolves stint
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Willian Jose set for new chapter after underwhelming Wolves stint

Willian Jose is set for a new chapter, following his disappointing loan spell at Wolves last season.

The Brazilian striker joined Wolves in January of this year to provide additional cover for Raul Jimenez.

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The Mexican, of course, suffered a skull fracture in November, leaving Fabio Silva as the only out-and-out centre-forward available to Nuno Espirito Santo.

Patrick Cutrone was briefly brought back from his loan spell at Fiorentina.

But the Italian was then sent to Valencia, with Jose coming in from Real Sociedad.

The South American arrived with a decent reputation, but struggled to adapt to the Premier League.

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He ended up scoring just one goal in 18 appearances.

His underwhelming form meant Wolves decided against triggering their option-to-buy clause.

Jose headed back to Sociedad, but he won’t be staying there.

Renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano has today reported that Jose is now bound for Real Betis, who are in this season’s Europa League.

It will be an initial loan, with Betis obligated to pay Sociedad just under £7 million next year.

Personal terms are agreed and the player is set to sign for four years after the loan period.

A fresh start for Jose

Jose did struggle during his time at Wolves, which was a shame given his great goalscoring record for Sociedad.

It just goes to show how difficult the Premier League can be even for players with lots of experience.

It didn’t work out, but hopefully Jose can be successful with Betis under Manuel Pellegrini.