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.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The star was supposed to be broken in gently last season.

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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.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/WWFC via Getty Images)

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.

Silva has been put on a personal plan to improve his strength, and it is already evident in the kit launch photos he has bulked up.

You can see his movement is already looking very good, and he is capable of an ice-cool finish.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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:

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