Wolves break their transfer record on Porto’s Fabio Silva in a £35m deal

Wolves add a new forward to the attacking line in the appearance of Porto’s Fabio Silva.

The Wanderers have broken their transfer record for the second time since returning to the English Top Flight. The club, on Saturday, confirmed the arrival of young Porto attacker Fabio Silva, for a record-breaking transfer fee of £35 million.

They’ve now added another Portuguese to their ranks in the Nuno Santo’s era and the second one from Porto, as Silva follows his countryman and ex-teammate, Ruben Neves. The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakout campaign earning 12 features in the Dragões’ Primeira Liga title-winning run, scoring a single goal.

He comes in as a backup to one of the Premier League’s best strikers in a team outside of the top six, Raul Jimenez. This, and they need to start pre-empting for life without Jimenez, who continues to be a target for top teams across Europe. In the Premier League Man United have already expressed their interest, as well as their neighbours, Man City.

In other parts, both Real Madrid and Barcelona have also shown their interest in the Wolves’ forward but for now, they have cover for Raul. Fabio Silva is their first major signing for the summer and their second incoming after Matija Šarkić joined from Aston Villa, who has also been sent out on loan to League One club, Shrewsbury Town.

The club is happy to have their new man on the roster for the up and coming campaign. After losing Matt Doherty permanently to Spurs and the Ainsley Maitland-Niles deal falling through, business has been slow for the Wolverhampton club.

Fabio is a young player who shows not only incredible technical ability, but also his game intelligence for a player of his age is top class.

He has the ability to drop in to link play and hold the ball up to bring others into play. He always then looks to get in the box and his movement and intelligence in the penalty area is as good as anyone’s. (Via: Goal.com)

One thing that must never be underplayed is Nuno’s ability to get players to express themselves well on the pitch. The club believes they could have one of Portugal’s generational talents in Fabio and believe he should be an instant hit in the Premier League.

Fabio has the potential to be a generational talent and for us to see him develop under Nuno is very exciting. He is the type of player our fans will love. (Via: Goal.com)

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The club feels the player’s skillset and Santo’s skill to raise talent is a recipe for greatness. Hopefully, they can replace Doherty in the week ahead so they can sure up their backline for the new season.