2021/22 is a big season for Fabio Silva.
The youngster has been at Wolverhampton Wanderers for a year now, following his big-money move from FC Porto.
The star was supposed to be broken in gently last season.
But Nuno Espirito Santo was forced to utilise him much more than intended following the horror injury to Raul Jimenez.
Silva ended up making 36 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 1675 minutes for the first-team.
That was despite the January arrival of Willian Jose on loan.
The Brazilian got a run of games but was eventually phased out by Silva, who had impressed coming off the bench.
Silva is undoubtedly a young player with big potential.
At the moment he’s raw, lacking that physicality and sometimes prone to trying too hard.
But these things will eventually become a thing of the past in time.
You can see his movement is already looking very good, and he is capable of an ice-cool finish.
Perhaps with the likes of Raul Jimenez and Francisco Trincao around him, his rate of development will now increase.
On social media, fans have been talking about how Silva could fare this term and how many goals he could score under Bruno Lage, with some quite optimistic:
Hope he plays as CF tho he looks better that way and can provide assists instead
— Muhannad Alani (@MuhannadAlani) July 15, 2021
— Bernie Burner (@SadPanda33) July 15, 2021
20+ bruno’s teams always score lots of goals
— Jezza one and only (@jezzaoneandonly) July 15, 2021
Fabio and Raul to score 25 goals between them, all competitions.
— Paul Rowley (@pwrskelf) July 15, 2021
18 Goals in all competitions 💫
— Jacob Kirwan (@Jkirwan_10) July 15, 2021
You guys saw his pics over summer? He’s looking solid. Will suit him better in our league
— Sam Clark (@SamclarkUk) July 15, 2021
— Pemuda Aleman (@yunusamin_) July 15, 2021
— soph (@sophiaeclayton) July 15, 2021