Rúben Vinagre has been speaking in the Portuguese media about Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo, and his aims for the future.
The 19 year old arrived at Wolves in 2017 on a loan from Jorge Mendes friendly club AS Monaco. That switch was then made permanent in June of this year, and Vinagre is one of the club’s mutually beneficial Portuguese contingent.
Currently a Portugal U20, Vinagre will want to move up through the ranks as quickly as possible but to do that he’ll need to progress further at Wolves first.
Three substitute appearances in the Premier League have only provided 22 minutes so far this season, but there’s been a full match in the EFL Cup, and that Nuno is putting the youngster on shows he wants to help progression.
On his manager, Vinagre is quoted by Record as saying: “Over time, things can happen. Mr. [Nuno Espírito Santo] has given me very good directions and has been spectacular. Last year I learned and developed a lot with him, he will continue to help me.”
The youngster hope that help leads him to Wolves’ team more often: “It’s my goal.”
On Wolves generally, he’s just as happy: “I feel like they bet on me there, I have had opportunities, they have always received me very well and they have bought me, the club has been very satisfied with my work and England is my place, I am happy.
“We have a very strong team, there is a lot of Portuguese magic and I think we can do something fun, that is the goal, we want to stay in the top league and do the best we can.”
And there’s obviously still big aims for the future: “At the age of 19 I can say that I am already fulfilling a dream [of playing in the Premier League], but there is still a lot to do. Of course I have this dream. [selection] dream, it’s a goal and one day who knows. I’m going to continue working.”
Another happy sounding, committed, excited and optimistic Portuguese player at Wolves.