Former Wolves winger Matt Jarvis believes Nuno Espirito Santo can help Fabio Silva become a hit at Molineux, with the manager having brought on a number of unfinished articles during his time at the club.

The Portuguese teenager has a big £35.6 million price tag to contend with, but is being backed to perform for the Black Country.

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Silva has been unable to show a great deal so far in the Premier League having only been handed a 12-minute involvement against Manchester City so far.

He did get a full game against Stoke City in the EFL Cup though, and showed glimpses of his talent.

He also missed a gilt-edged chance against the Potters, but the young man can be forgiven during his early days after a big-money move.

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In the eyes of ex-Molineux wideman Jarvis, Silva is in a great place to eventually flourish in the Black Country.

He said on Stadium Astro: “Hopefully he’s not going to be worried about the price tag. He’s going to be settling down to improve as a player.

 

“One thing Nuno is incredible at is when he signs players, he never signs the finished article. He signs a player and they always improve under him.

“Look at Traore and Neto – all these players he’s signed, they have ability but they’ve all improved as players. Silva will be one of them.”

Silva may need a while before he shines

Wolves fans will need to exercise patience over Silva, who could potentially need a full first season under his belt before he starts to excel.

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He is in great hands with Nuno who, as Jarvis quite rightly says, is a proven developer of young talent.

Wolves going out of the EFL Cup is a frustration in terms of, Silva would have had chances to actually start games.

Making a substitute as an impact can be difficult but that’s how it may have to be for while. Sooner or later though, Silva will hopefully enjoy a Traore or Neto-style rise.

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