There are conflicting reports today about whether Wolverhampton Wanderers will sign Vitinha permanently or not.

Record have claimed the club won’t trigger the clause that was agreed with FC Porto last year – understood to be £18 million – with Sergio Conceicao counting on the player.

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Vitinha (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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But according to O Jogo (via Talking Wolves), Wolves are indeed set to trigger their buy option.

The contradictory claims come on the eve of the day where the clause expires.

Vitinha made 22 appearances for the first-team.

The youngster was often overlooked by Nuno Espirito Santo in favour of more experienced options such as Leander Dendoncker, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves.

He showed glimpses of his talent, but ultimately struggled to build up any kind of momentum.

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Gibbs-White and Vitinha (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old scored just one goal during his time at Molineux, a long-range thunderbolt against Chorley in the FA Cup.

 

Despite his struggles in the Black Country, Vitinha has really impressed recently for the Portugal U21s.

It remains to be seen what transpires in the next 24 hours or so.

Wolves would come to regret not purchasing

Vitinha has brilliant potential, and hopefully O Jogo are the ones who are correct.

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Vitinha (Photo by Damjan Zibert – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

It would be real shame if he went back to Porto, as Joao Moutinho is obviously coming to the end of his playing career and there are similarities between the pair.

Of course, someone else could end up coming in and starring.

Hopefully Wolves do keep hold of the maestro and avoid another potential Pedro Goncalves case.

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