Wolves legend Steve Bull says Fabio Silva still needs time before fans can expect to see his best football.

The club have enjoyed a good start to 2020/21 and are currently sitting fourth in the Premier League table on 13 points after seven matches played, but Silva has hardly featured since joining the club for a reported £35.6 million in September.

Given the system, only one out-and-out striker can play at a time and Raul Jimenez is the undisputed number one striker at Molineux.

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The Mexican is simply vital for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, so Silva has had to feed off scraps as expected.

Some have expressed their frustration about the teenager’s situation, but Bull has called for patience, drawing on the rises of two other Wolves players to make his point.

Writing for the Express & Star, he said: “Ultimately, he has just got to bide his time. There is definitely something in him, though, to be a game-changer for us down the line.

“We have seen it before, too, haven’t we? Leander Dendoncker barely kicked a ball for his first six months at Wolves, and it was the same for Daniel Podence. Now, both of them have established themselves.”

Silva may even need a full season

It was never going to be easy for Silva in his first season.

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He’s come for a lot of money, and Nuno doesn’t tend to play with two strikers.

There is potential for him to eventually work his way into the side as a potential Jimenez partner, but that is certainly something that won’t be happen overnight.

Bull makes a good point regarding Dendoncker (£12 million, talkSPORT) and Podence (£16.6 million, BBC Sport), and hopefully Silva is aware of how they had to be patient before becoming key players.

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