Report: Wolves promised to pay compensation fee for failure to sign Jose
Wolves ‘promised’ to pay a compensation fee if they didn’t exercise their option to sign Willian Jose, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Brazilian spent the second-half of last season on-loan at the Midlands outfit. He made 20 appearances in the Premier League, however, scored just once for the club.
As a result, the team decided not to exercise their option to sign the player on a permanent deal for £18m.
It’s being claimed that the fee the Midlanders ‘promised’ to pay was between €3m to €4m (£2.6m to £3.4m).
Jose has gone on to claim that Real Sociedad stopped him from joining Tottenham Hotspur in January 2020. His comments are thought to have angered figures at the La Liga club.
TBR View: Jose should’ve taught Wolves a lesson amid compensation reports
The Jose transfer should’ve taught Wolves a valuable lesson amid reports the club will pay compensation.
His move to the club was one of desperation as the club looked to fill the void left by Raul Jimenez. The Mexican’s head injury left the Midlanders without a focal point in attack.
As a result the club panicked and the end result was the signing of the Brazilian.
It’s fair to say he proved a flop after scoring just once for the club. The failure to exercise the option to sign him permanently spoke volumes of how the club viewed his spell.
And the compensation is now an extra way of paying for their sins of the failed transfer.