Wolves striker Fabio Silva made his Portugal Under 21 debut last night.

Silva started the game as Portugal took on Belarus at home and won 1-0 thanks to a Fabio Vieira penalty.

He was removed on 58 minutes on what must have been a proud night for him and his family.

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There was also another player on show who will be a familiar face to Wolves fans.

Portugal U21 v Belarus U21 - U21 Euro 2023 Qualifier
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Vitinha played in midfield on the night and wore the captain’s armband.

His performance earned a rave review from Portuguese outlet Mais Futebol after the match.

They wrote: “Vieira, Vitinha is a level above his teammates. The captain was one of the highlights of the night. 

 

“The game was almost always dictated by his right foot and Vitinha did what he knows how to do so well; simplify the match. Vitinha and Vieira get along wonderfully.”

Wolves had the chance to sign him

It was reported during the summer that Wolves had the option to make Vitinha’s loan from last season permanent.

That would have cost £17 million but the club chose not to do it.

Given the way Wolves were scratching around for a central midfielder in the closing hours of the transfer window, perhaps that was the wrong decision.

That said, Vitinha wasn’t outstanding last season and £17 million is a lot of money.

And recent reports suggest he could be on the move in January anyway, so Wolves could go back in, seeing as they still need reinforcements in the engine room.

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