Vítor Machado Ferreira, better known as Vitinha, is seeing things go his way after Wolves decided against making his stay a permanent one.
The 21-year-old arrived from FC Porto on loan in 2020, with the Premier League club holding an option to make the loan a full transfer.
He made 22, mainly brief, appearances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with the midfielder picking up a goal and assist across his 800 or so minutes. Vitinha has already put together more minutes back with Porto this season, and on Friday evening he scored his first goal for the club.
Clearly thrilled after finding the back of the net in a 3-0 victory over Portimonense, he’s quoted by O Jogo as saying: “It’s a very good feeling. I waited a long time for this moment, luckily it happened and there are no words to describe it. I’m very happy.”
Asked about his progress during his loan move with Wolves, Vitinha made clear he values the experience and it’s helped be a real contender for Porto’s starting team now: “I grew a lot in these two years. Competition in the team? I have a lot of good competition in my place and that just makes me better day after day, to get here and give my answer.”
The youngster has a contract with FC Porto lasting until June 2024, and there’s no indication from O Jogo that Wolves are keen on taking him back, although it has previously been reported they’re keeping an eye on his progress.