It was the newspaper Record who first reported Paolo Hurtado’s permanent move to Vitória de Guimarães yesterday, saying the Reading player would be signing a four-year deal for the Portuguese side.
O Jogo comes up confirming the move today, this time with a few interesting numbers about the process, which had been described as ‘complicated’.
The Northern outlet claims Vitória only paid Reading €500k for the transfer, a price which would be low because the player only had one year left on his contract at the Madejski Stadium.
And as a standard procedure in Portuguese clubs, they’ve already protected the 26-year-old with a big release clause: now €40m would be needed to take the player.
Hurtado signed for Reading in the summer of 2015, but only spent six months at the club, and has been on loan at Vitória since then.
So there won’t be any big changes for him, just a different contract running.