Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Léo Bonatini has been interviewed by Portuguese outlet RTP this week, speaking of the season he’s been having at Vitória de Guimarães.
The striker arrived at the club last summer, and is having a decent start there, with six goals and one assist in 16 appearances so far.
Speaking to RTP, Bonatini talked about the reasons he left Wolves, and how eager he is to continue proving himself for Vitória this season.
“I don’t know if for internal interests or what happened. I had some disagreements with the coach, I have no problem with him. But I didn’t have my opportunities,” Bonatini told RTP.
Asked if there are hard feelings towards Nuno Espírito Santo, Bonatini said: “No. Quite the contrary, I have a contract with the club, I support them, I always talk to the players. They are my friends, they are people who helped me a lot when I got there. Because it’s a very difficult country too. But I wanted to play.”
But despite the respect he shows for the Premier League side, the striker has actually made it clear he would be happy if Vitória signed him permanently at the end of the season.
“It’s my wish that Vitória could use a buying option. Because I was very well received here, by the city, by the club. Sometimes that’s not enough, there are other things, but I will always give my best for Vitória, day after day, training, playing, I think this is what fans expect from us.”
Léo Bonatini signed for Wolverhampton on a loan spell from Al Hilal back in 2017, and the transfer was made permanent one year later for €4m.
After promotion to the Premier League, he only stayed at Wolves for six more months, as in January 2019 he was loaned to Nottingham Forest and now to Vitória Guimarães.