Wolverhampton Wanderers could yet sign Vitinha permanently.
The midfielder spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Molineux and the club had an option to buy the midfielder.
But the clause – thought to be worth around £18 million – expired at the end of last month.
The player has since gone back to Porto, and changed the information in his social media bios accordingly.
But there is a chance Vitinha may yet return to the Black Country.
O Jogo have reported today that Wolves are in contract with Porto.
Apparently, the club have asked for more time over Vitinha.
O Jogo have cited financial problems for Wolves as the reason the original buy option was not triggered.
One wonders if the club will attempt to renegotiate in a similar fashion to the Rayan Ait-Nouri deal.
Reportedly the full-back will return to Molineux for about £10 million, but there will be a 50% sell-on clause.
It is all still up in the air, with The Athletic reporting recently that Wolves were looking at the market at other options.
Wolves must avoid high sell-on clause
Hopefully Wolves will renegotiate with Porto and Vitinha will wind up back up at Molineux.
He didn’t get too many opportunities last term, but the glimpses he did show would suggest he can be the heir to Joao Moutinho.
But Wolves absolutely cannot agree to a high sell-on clause.
The 50% clause in the Ait-Nouri has raised eyebrows and rightly so.
Vitinha could be a potential superstar and so if a big offer comes in later down the line, it would be very frustrating if a lot of the money then had to go to Porto.