Date: 8th February 2020 at 7:00am
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Leo Bonatini has spent the season on loan with Vitória de Guimarães and could turn the move permanent in July if his £3m release clause is triggered. The 25-year-old has struggled for consistency in 2019/20 and is currently enduring a goal drought, however, so Vitoria may be having second thoughts.

Bonatini has made 22 appearances for the Portuguese outfit this season, scoring six goals. He’s netted only three times in 13 Liga NOS games, however, and hasn’t found the back of the net for two months. The £34k-per-week striker’s last goal in any competition came in Vitoria’s Allianz Cup win over Covilha (December 21, 2019).

He’s gone six league games without scoring and recently lost his starting place to Joao Pedro in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Boavista. If Bonatini can’t get his place back in the side to end his drought, it’s hard to see Vitoria signing him permanently.

The Brazilian doesn’t have a future at Wolverhampton Wanderers as Raul Jimenez, Leonardo Campana, Renat Dadashov are ahead in the pecking order under Nuno Espirito Santo, so Bonatini needs to put himself in the shop window while in Portugal.

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