Tottenham could reportedly sign £17m midfielder that Nuno criticised during 20-21

Tottenham Hotspur could sign Porto midfielder Vitinha this summer, according to a report. Portugal Under-21 star Vitinha spent last season on loan at Wolves under new Tottenham gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo. Speaking about Vitinha, Nuno was complimentary, but had criticisms in January.

Vitinha, 21, joined Wolves on a season-long loan having broken into the Porto senior team and clocked up 12 first-team outings. For Wolves, last summer, he did very little to make his mark – but did finish the season with 22 senior appearances under his belt. Wolves could still sign him.

That is according to Mercado Azul. They report that while Wolves still have the option of landing Vitinha on a permanent basis for £17million, the midfielder has now been offered to Spurs for the same price. But Nuno had criticisms, speaking after the 1-0 win over Chorley in which Vitinha scored.

“It was good for him [the goal] and for us because when you put a player on the pitch, it’s because you trust him,” Nuno told the Wolves website in January. “He’s a young boy, he has talent, he’s adapting to English football and many things of his game need and require a fast adaptation because he has less time on the ball and he has to decide better, but I’m happy for him.

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Is Vitinha really good enough for Tottenham – amid Nuno comments?

Probably not. Tottenham already have an abundance of talent in the middle of the park. While Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks could leave, they still have Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Gio Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele and Oliver Skipp – who has returned from an excellent loan spell at Norwich City.

Bringing in Vitinha would be another example of Tottenham signing a good, but hardly groundbreaking Portuguese player. Gedson Fernandes, for example. Spurs should place their trust in Skipp and keep one of Sissoko or Winks this summer. Vitinha is good, but not quite Tottenham’s level.

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