Wolves complete loan deal for Portuguese midfielder Vitinha

(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed Portuguese midfielder Vitinha on a season-long loan from Porto with the option of a permanent deal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Vitinha made his debut for Portuguese champions Porto in January. The 20-year-old is Wolves’ fourth major arrival of the close season and follows Matija Sarkic, Fabio Silva and Fernando Marcal into the club.

"Vitinha is a crucial signing and an integral component in our recruitment... He is an exciting and special young talent, with an abundance of technique and creativity," Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi said in a statement here.

Wolves, who finished seventh last season, begin the new league campaign on Sept. 14 at Sheffield United.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis