Fabio Silva's father sets the record straight about his exit from Anderlecht
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Fabio Silva's father sets the record straight about his exit from Anderlecht

Wolves striker Fabio Silva’s father has hit out at the media for their ‘lies’ about the striker and his exit from Anderlecht.

The youngster recently left the Belgian outfit to join PSV Eindhoven.

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Silva had been due to spend the whole season with Anderlecht.

And he had had a productive start at the club, scoring 11 goals across all competitions.

But towards the end of the window it was reported that Wolves were considering facilitating a new loan move for him.

It was then suggested that Silva had had a falling out with Anderlecht’s head coach Brian Riemer.

Riemer has denied those claims, and now Silva’s father Jorge has given an interview to set the record straight. And he’s not too happy.

He told GVA: “I am giving this interview because people also need to know our version of the facts. For that we have to go back to the beginning. Last season, Fabio played far too little at Wolverhampton. That’s why we convinced Wolves to loan him out.

“That was anything but simple, because the Chinese owner wanted to keep my son on board. It is therefore important that the fans know that we chose Anderlecht and not the other way around.

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“For three months we studied which club would suit him best. We came to watch Anderlecht matches – including the cup final against Gent – ​​and decided that this was the ideal project for my son. We contacted the scouting cell.”

Silva produced a sub-par performance in the 1-1 draw with Club Brugge, which led to him being substituted on 75 minutes.

After that game, rumours began to surface about a rift with Riemer.

On that, Jorge added: “Where does that actually come from? Who declared in the Belgian media that there was a clash? We didn’t and I don’t think it came from the club.

“The board has always been cordial with us. Only that so-called discussion was picked up everywhere in the Portuguese press. So my son was portrayed as a bad boy. I cannot accept that lies are being spread about Fabio. My son is not perfect, but he is a good guy.”

Wolves youngster Fabio Silva can concentrate on new chapter now, as striker’s father sets the record straight

Silva’s exit from Anderlecht was a little mysterious at first.

But Matt Hobbs explained recently that the decision to send him to PSV was based on him potentially getting more game time there.

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It is important now for Silva – who earns around £80,000-a-week – to just knuckle down and play football.

His father has set the record straight regarding his exit from Anderlecht. And after Riemer’s recent comments, it seems everyone was blown out of proportion.