Back in September, when Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the signing of Vitor Ferreira from Porto on a loan deal, there was some doubt regarding the terms agreed between the clubs.
The Portuguese media first said there was an obligatory buying clause, which was denied by Wolves in their official statement, as the club claimed that was only an option.
The situation was later explained by newspaper O Jogo, who said it was officially just an option, but due to the good relationship between clubs and agent Jorge Mendes, it was already agreed the clause would be triggered at some point.
Well, that’s the information which continues to circle in Portugal. Even though local newspapers had been quiet about it, Record now writes Porto are making money with Vitinha’s sale at the end of the season.
When analysing the situations of Vitinha and Danilo Pereira, who’s having a loan at Paris Saint Germain, Record says Wolves ‘already know they have to trigger the €16m clause’ for the 21-year-old.
So even though English outlets continue discussing whether Nuno Espírito Santo’s side should make the move permanent or not, there’s not a lot of doubt about it in the Portuguese media.
Vitinha only has 16 appearances for Wolves this season, and last played a Premier League game on the 2nd of February. He’s currently with Portugal’s U21 team, and was a starter in the games against Croatia and England.