Wolves fans have been on social media reacting to reports the club are ready to listen to offers for full-back Ruben Vinagre.
According to The Daily Mail, Nuno Espirito Santo is open to losing the 21-year-old, who apparently has admirers in Europe.
Vinagre has been playing second fiddle to Jonny, and the Spaniard’s injury might have opened the door to some regular minutes.
However, the club have just signed Marcal from Lyon, and it’s possible Nuno could deploy the Brazilian at left wing-back rather than as the left-sided centre-back.
Vinagre has been with Wolves since 2017, joining on loan initially from AS Monaco.
He made the move to Molineux permanent in 2018, but has been unable to establish himself as a regular pick in the starting XI, featuring only in case of injury to senior stars.
In total, he has turned out 67 times for the Black Country club, but his exit may now be in the offing.
Portuguese outfit Zero Zero claim that Porto are in for the player as a potential replacement for Alex Telles, who is being linked with a move to Manchester United.
Wolves fans on social media had a mixed reaction to the notion of £30,000-a-week star Vinagre (Spotrac) leaving the Black Country, with many against his potential exit, but some others hoping a move to Porto would see Telles come to Molineux:
— BushbabyWWFC (@BushellGareth) September 6, 2020
Really good if we get Telles off them can’t see it but we can hope
— Adama Is Slow (@SlowAdama) September 7, 2020
Thanks for the step over against Kyle Walker but its time to leave Ruben Vinagre (in exchange for Telles)
— ben (@BenjeminC19) September 7, 2020
So it looks like Ruben Vinagre is off to Porto for £10m.
Swap deal for Telles?! 😉
Be disappointed with Vinagre going tho
— Matt 🐺🧡🖤 🎈🎈🛒 (@GallimoreMatt) September 7, 2020
So we only need one wing-back this season? What a joke
— Mendes FC (@PortuWolves) September 7, 2020
Controversial- but he’s not good enough defensively… at the minute. Would be a wise option to send him on loan rather than sell.
— H (@HDB17) September 7, 2020
Is this some kind of sick joke
— Adam🐺🏴🇵🇹 (@adamwwfc03) September 7, 2020
I’d like to think not, I reckon he’s got some real talent, he just needs gametime?? Risky defensively for sure but poses a threat going fwd. Would have hoped Nuno could have teased the best out of him, still #Nuno knows best I guess…
— The Juan 🦠🦠🦠 (@rantymanjuan) September 7, 2020
But he’s better in a back 3, ridiculous decision
— Wu-Tang Dan (@Dannyb128) September 7, 2020
— StoneWolf (@Stonewolf68) September 7, 2020