With 10 goals in the Championship this season so far, Léo Bonatini was a great surprise for Wolverhampton fans.
Signed on a one-year loan deal from Al Hilal Riad, the Brazilian striker didn’t need any time to adapt, having been named the Player of The Month in October.
That’s why several Premier League clubs are believed to be interested in him, in hope the that he could be a cheap and quick fix just like he was at Wolves.
This competition would be the reason why Wolves would be prepared to pay over the odds for the player. According to reports from England, despite the agreement to get him for £5m, the club would be ready to pay up to £20m to guarantee his signing by the New Year.
But Sport Witness understands that things aren’t that complicated.
We can confirm that Bonatini’s contract with the Wolves has a €5m buying option which can activated until the end of the deal, in June 2018.
This option doesn’t have a different price in the winter or the summer market, so the club can get him this cheap whenever they want to.
So there’s no hurry for Wolves to activate it in January, unless they are planning to sell him soon, or even if they want things sorted quickly to get it off the to-do-list and take care of other business in the summer.
Despite the initial excitement, there have been no approaches for Bonatini yet, and Wolves will only start discussing the player’s future at the end of December.