Wolverhampton Wanderers forward is on the brink of leaving the club on loan, according to reliable journalist Tim Nash.
The former Express and Star writer, who is one of the most reputed writers covering events at Molineux, claims on his personal Twitter account that he has been told the 24-year-old is on his way, although was unable to confirm where the Brazilian hitman would be making a temporary move to.
Looks like @BonatiniOficial is leaving @Wolves on loan. Yet to have his destination confirmed, but told he's on his way. The 24-year-old forward, whose loan was made into a £5m permanent move in the summer, last appeared in the 3-2 defeat to Spurs on Nov 3.
— Tim Nash (@TimNash_1) January 11, 2019
The striker was a summer signing from Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal – Nash reporting the deal as worth £5million – after his loan move from last season became permanent and he has scored 13 goals in 56 appearances across all competitions.
Bonatini has not found game time easy to come by in the Premier League, mostly thanks to the bright performances of Raul Jimenez, and so he needed a move away to get some more action under his belt. Regardless of where he might be moving to, it appears as though Wolves have faith he could become an asset for them in the future, for they would have sanctioned a permanent deal rather than a loan had they felt he was not worthy of a first team position down the line. However the fans might argue that there is no future for him at Molineux, especially as they look to take England’s top flight by storm, and this move could simply be a case of putting him in the shop window to drum up interest ahead of the summer. Either way, there should be a half decent profit to be made on his eventual exit, the £5million fee reported something of a bargain in today’s market and so Wolves will be hoping he can shine at his new club, with a decision over his future to be made in due course.