When Wolves signed Vitor Ferreira from FC Porto in September, the Premier League club stated they’d taken the player on a loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.
In his time so far with the English club, Vitinha has made 22 appearances, but only compiled around 700 minutes across those matches. Mainly playing as an attacking midfielder, he’s found the back of the net once and contributed an assist.
Claims in Portugal have insisted for some time that the move will be made permanent. In September, O Jogo reported that whilst officially the buying clause was optional, the two clubs had agreed that it would be used.
Then at the end of March, Record stated Wolves ‘already know they have to trigger the €16m clause’, and that Porto were already accounting for the money.
Monday sees similar, with Record reporting the move will be made permanent, although they now put the figure at €20m.
There’s a good chance the difference is because the lower figure doesn’t count any fee paid for the actual loan, whereas the higher one is the full amount.
Either way, it’s presented as a sure thing.