Probably because a portuguese team can't afford a 70k/week player in these times. Maybe he didn't want to uproot his family to another country. Who knows. The facts are clear though about his involvement in the first team.
I don't think we are in the position of signing players that a match fit. Every player we will be looking at will be someone who isn't wanted at their current club, or have played very few minutes this season. Unless of course you want us to buy someone we can afford most likely league 1 or 2. We're not in a position to bring in a match fit player from the Prem or Championship. Surely it's a huge gamble to take someone who hasn't played this season but so is continuing with Coulson, Spence and to a degree Roberts on the wings.
25 appearances last season for Sporting including playing in the Europa league. 2 goals and 5 assists
38 games played including 21 in the championship. 8 goals and 8 assists this season including 2 goals and 5 assists in the championship.