Portuguese side Sporting released this week their official report about the transfers made in the summer of 2021.
That’s a public document detailing all the amounts and conditions in each incoming and outgoing move of the window.
That’s a good way to clarify some deals which were reported by the Portuguese media with different versions, which is the case of Ruben Vinagre’s move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Back in the summer, there had been mixed claims about the Lions’ buying option on the player being obligatory or not, and now we get to see the truth about it.
Sporting’s report shows that Wolves indeed loaned Vinagre to Sporting until the end of the season, and the Lisbon side right to buy 50% of the player only becomes mandatory in case he reaches ‘individual or collective goals’.
It’s also shown that the Lions did not pay for the loan, bonuses or even commission. That was a dry move, unlike, for example, the arrival of Pablo Sarabia from PSG, which cost them over €2m.
Ruben Vinagre still hasn’t guaranteed his place in Sporting’s starting team and has eight appearances for the club so far. T
he report doesn’t reveal what the conditions for the permanent move are, but perhaps he’ll need to do better to guarantee a permanent exit from Molineux.