Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has expressed his excitement about new signing Fabio Silva, branding the teenager as a ‘huge talent’.
The 18-year-old completed his move to Molineux last weekend for a club-record £35.6 million (BBC Sport), and may be handed his debut against Sheffield United on Monday.
His price tag threatens to place some early pressure on his shoulders, but word is that the starlet is a level-headed individual and won’t allow the finances it took to land him faze him.
Speaking about his new acquisition, Nuno said (quoted by Four Four Two): “I cannot compare [to Joao Felix] because it is a mistake to compare players. Each player has their own individual characteristics. They are totally different.
“What I can tell you and that I’m sure of, Fabio is a huge talent, pure talent.
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“We have to help him develop that talent. The priority is to integrate him into the idea of the team and then that allows players to develop. It would be a mistake to compare Fabio to any other player because he is unique.”
Silva will need time to flourish
Wolves clearly have a young player with a very high ceiling on their hands, but it’s important to keep perspective with him.
Coming to the Premier League from Liga NOS is a huge step up, so it is going to take time for Silva to find his feet.
He has the backing of his manager, who is sure to invest a great deal of time in his development, but he absolutely needs patience given his tender years.
It seems he has all the tools to become a success at Molineux – it’s about him feeling comfortable enough to express himself.