Manchester United target Vitinha said Premier League move 'dream come true'
Manchester United fan patience over a protracted move for Frenkie de Jong is wearing thin, and it would not be a surprise for the Red Devils’ negotiators to feel the same way.
It was telling this week that United were linked with a move for an alternative, Porto’s title winning midfielder Vitinha.
Portuguese newspaper Record has tipped United to sign the 22-year-old, who has made his international debut for his country earlier this year.
Vitinha previously had a spell on loan at Wolves, who no doubt regret not taking up their option to buy at the end of the 2020/21 season. The good news is that a move to the Premier League appeals to the midfielder.
Vitinha said Premier League move ‘dream come true’
Vitinha showed his character in an interview with Wolves TV when he signed, demonstrating a steely determination to succeed, and expressed his excitement at playing in the Premier League.
He said: “I don’t like to talk about me, I prefer to show, but I’m a talented player with a lot of technique, and in other things, I don’t quit.
“I’m very resilient and at the first opportunity I have, I will show all my potential.
“To play in the best league in the world, it’s a dream come true. I will show all my potential and give my best, that you can count.”
Vitinha played 19 games for Wolves, but amid a managerial change at the end of the season with Nuno Santo replaced by Bruno Lage, they did not look to take up their option to buy.
Last season he established himself as a regular in the Porto team, making 30 starts from midfield, with his side winning the title back after Sporting won it the year before.
Record report Vitinha has a release clause of £34 million, making him a very cost-effective alternative to Frenkie de Jong.
While De Jong might need to be dragged away from Barcelona, Vitinha has already made very clear his admiration for the Premier League, and this can only help United’s chances.