Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been giving their opinions about what kind of role Fabio Silva should have next season.

The 18-year-old was brought in last summer by the club for an eyebrow-raising £35.6 million according to BBC Sport.

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That was despite having very little experience of first-team football at FC Porto.

So far, Silva has made 22 appearances for Wolves – which is perhaps more than Nuno Espirito Santo really expected to hand him.

Back in November, Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull against Arsenal and had to undergo surgery that night.

The Mexican hasn’t played since, and Silva has had to step up.

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The £80,000-a-week starlet (Spotrac) has managed two goals so far, and it’s clear for all to see that he is still very raw.

At times it’s as though he is trying too hard, snatching at chances and perhaps taking too many touches.

But his movement is very good for one so young, but the ball doesn’t always go to him, which perhaps suggests a lack of trust at the moment from his older teammates.

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He’s gotten a rough ride from some on social media, but there are lots of others who understand that Silva is a prospect who won’t necessarily deliver right now as he adjusts to a new culture.

On social media, fans have been discussing what they thing Silva’s role should be for next season following the arrival of Willian Jose (who is currently only on loan but could be bought permanently), and eventual return of Jimenez:

 

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