A loan move for Fabio Silva has reportedly been the topic of discussion for Wolves officials.

That is the claim this morning from The Athletic, who have run a piece about the young striker’s struggles at Molineux.

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Silva was again left on the bench this weekend for the game against Liverpool.

The former FC Porto starlet has now not got off the bench in any of Wolves’ last four outings in the Premier League.

And in the two matches before that little run, he only came off the bench for one-minute cameos.

Clearly, Bruno Lage doesn’t yet fully trust Silva.

His lack of an appearance against Liverpool was perhaps not that surprising. But the fact he did not come on against Norwich City or Burnley is a little odd.

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The Athletic also claim Silva actually had a disagreement with a staff member during the game against West Ham United. Apparently, Francisco Trincao was called for, but the winger didn’t actually end up going on.

It’s also claimed that during the game against Burnley, coach Alex Silva had to tell Silva, Trincao and Ki-Jana Hoever to warm up properly as they were stood ‘motionless’ watching the game.

The claim about Wolves officials discussing a loan for Silva comes after Lage recently suggested that Silva was in his plans.

He said: “Fabio, for me, is in my plans. I see him as a striker.”

“Sometimes what is important at this age is not to run away from the challenge. The challenge is here.”

Fabio Silva could probably do with loan away from Wolves at this point

It is an interesting claim about Fabio Silva.

It is tough for him at the moment. Minutes are proving hard to come by, and Wolves are now embarking on a tough run of games.

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It is understandable that he is probably a bit frustrated right now. He is having to feed off of scraps, and Lage is obviously a huge fan of Jimenez.

Sitting on the bench is doing nothing for his development, so a loan move would probably be ideal for him.

The Athletic say it would be dependent on another striker coming in. That is something Fosun should look to facilitate.

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