Wolves have just acquired a very young and promising 18-year-old from Porto for the very handsome fee of 40 million pounds. The price tag may seem a bit excessive, but then again that comes with the tag of being the next Ronaldo.
Fabio Silva has undoubtedly turned some heads this season, and though he has only scored 8 goals and given 6 assists in 33 games this season, he has undoubtedly caught the eye of Nuno Espirito Santo. By the way, these aren’t bad stats for an 18-year-old and his work ethic adds to the kind of potential he has.
He mostly plays as a centre forward and has also been used as a second striker on occasions. He certainly won’t feel out of place due to the Portugal connection but apart from that his technical ability and composure make him an excellent buy.
Though 40 million may seem like a considerable fee right now in my opinion, he is more of future investment in the club, and under the guidance of this more than capable staff of Wolves, he should surely shine in the seasons that will come up ahead. There are teams that have been strapped for cash this season due to the COVID crisis, Wolverhampton Wanderers have certainly enjoyed great financial backing as they have made more than 200 million in revenue this season via its various sources.
He is young and is also great at linking up play which makes him versatile. This is the perfect pick for Wolves as we know that Nuno demands a lot from his players, especially his forwards and in time I see this as a really good pick.
Though Fabio is being touted as the next great thing and has even featured in the Portugal U-19 side, there still isn’t enough to make a thorough analysis but from what we can see this certainly feels like a win-win situation for both Wolves and Fabio.
It looks like Nuno is building an impressive roster and this is undoubtedly a great pick and maybe in another season or another window, he could have been even more expensive but right now all we can do is hope that he hits it off with his new team.