FC Porto’s president Pinto da Costa has confirmed right now that the membership has obtained a considerable provide for midfield star Vitinha.
The 22-year-old had an excellent season on the double-winning membership and it was his progress within the first a part of the season that led to the Dragons offloading midfield anchor and Portugal worldwide Sergio Oliveira on mortgage to Roma in January.
Vitinha’s progress is available in stark distinction to his time on mortgage at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020/21, when he managed only one aim and one help in 22 video games.
Most of these appearances got here from the bench as he failed to ascertain himself as a daily starter in Nuno Espirito Santo’s aspect.
The Portuguese media have been busy this week reporting that Vitinha is being sought by Premier League golf equipment and particularly, Manchester United.
We reported yesterday their claims that United have been activating Vitinha’s €40 million (£34m) launch clause, however the president of the Portuguese aspect has mentioned that isn’t the case, not less than, not but.
“There was a concrete provide, of a substantial quantity, for Vitinha that we didn’t settle for and referred to the termination clause, which is the one method to take the participant from us”, da Costa mentioned.
If it was certainly United that made the bid, then it’s honest to imagine that it was near that launch clause, and that they are going to return with a proposal of the complete quantity.
Vitinha is able to taking part in in a defensive midfield position however is just not a defensive specialist just like the outgoing Nemanja Matic.
A comparatively quick (5ft 8inch) and technically gifted midfielder, it appears unlikely that he could be purchased if United are profitable of their bid for Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona.
The Portuguese worldwide is probably going another if the De Jong bid is unsuccessful.
If the confirmed bid did originate from Previous Trafford it may subsequently sign that the De Jong deal is lifeless within the water.