Earlier today, we covered claims made in AS and Mundo Deportivo about Wolverhampton Wanderers’ interest in Real Sociedad’s Willian José.
Mundo stated the two clubs are still negotiating for the 29-year-old’s transfer and ‘everything indicates’ the deal is expected to go through in the coming days.
The striker scored a brace for Real Sociedad in their Copa del Rey victory over Córdoba CF and the clash on Wednesday was believed to his last tie with the La Liga side.
After the match, he took on Twitter to express his joy and La Real manager Imanol Alguacil also said the Brazilian “will surely be with us” to face Real Betis on January 23rd.
Marca believe the South American’s latest post and Alguacil’s comments ‘open some doubts’ over whether or not José is ‘convinced of the move’ to take him to Wolves on a loan deal with an option to buy, which will then allow Real Sociedad to sign Carlos Fernández.
Any doubts over a potential transfer have been removed by another report from AS.
It’s claimed José’s agents have personally carried out negotiations with Nuno Espírito Santo’s side and have ‘finally managed to place him’ in the Premier League.
This indicates the deal is likelier to go ahead and AS further adds José has already played his last match for the Spanish club.
Wolves will take José on a loan deal without a mandatory purchase option. However, as per the report, they have ‘committed and guaranteed’ to make it permanent in the summer. The two clubs will negotiate the amount of the purchase option at the end of this season.
His exit will help Real Sociedad to go ahead and sign Fernández.