To no surprise, Nuno Santo adds another Portuguese player to the ranks, this time midfielder Vitinha.
One transfer made and they are hooked! Wolves can’t seem to stop adding players, but it must be done as their squad was lacking in numbers, ultimately costing them a higher place in the Premier League standings and a desirable longer run in the Europa League last term.
They have now added a midfielder following a striker, a left back, and a goalkeeper, who has been sent out on loan already. Vitinha, whose real name is Vítor Ferreira, will join the Wanderers on a season-long loan with an option to buy next summer.
The fee, for now, is said to be £18 million if he does hit the ground running and is a great success at Molineux Stadium. It shouldn’t be difficult for him to fit in as the company there will make him feel right at home.
Wolves have signed Portuguese midfielder Vitinha on a season-long loan from Porto, with an option to make the move permanent.
The highly-rated youngster arrived in Wolverhampton on Wednesday, after completing international duty with Portugal under-21s.
This is their third player from Porto following midfielder wonder, Ruben Neves and who the executive chairman Jeff Shi believes is a generational talent, striker Fabio Silva, who the club broke their transfer record to bring in. Other than them there are a handful of players hailing from the same country.
Only spending one season in Portugal’s Primeira Liga there is still a lot left to uncover about the player. Understandably at 20-years-old, he has only made eight appearances for Porto in the top flight.
He is a good dribble with the ball at his feet, able to get out of tight situations, with some passing range from the central area. Another quality he possesses is he’s good at stealing the ball, turning defence into attack quite quickly. Vitinha also rated as one for the future and a top Portuguese prospect.
He will add depth to the team, something that is needed. He will too be playing under a manager who can get to the next level, that’s for sure. As mentioned early the company of João Moutinho and co. will help any midfielder coming in.
A late arrival…
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Executive chairman Jeff Shi on their new signing:
Vitinha is a crucial signing and an integral component in our recruitment plan for this summer.
He is an exciting and special young talent, with an abundance of technique and creativity, who can provide a fresh option this season.
Vitinha signing demonstrates our ambition and strategy to further evolve our first team and continue to progress on the pitch. (Via: wolves.co.uk)
Wolves have a tough fixture in their Premier League opener when they travel to Bramall Lane and take on Sheffield United, who has been just as busy over the last few days of the summer transfer window. They take to the pitch on Monday night September 14.