We haven’t seen very much of Fabio Silva so far this season for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Perhaps that was always going to be the case given the return of Raul Jimenez.
But the 19-year-old really has found minutes difficult to come by so far.
He’s made six first-team appearances, but spent just 151 minutes of time on the pitch.
Bruno Lage has relied heavily upon Jimenez up to now. This is probably down to wanting to get minutes into his legs and getting him back to his pre-injury levels.
It may also be down to Lage not having full trust in youngster Silva, especially when the team was struggling for results early doors.
It will be interesting to see if Silva gets a start against Aston Villa this weekend.
Jimenez has been on duty with Mexico and will travel 5,368 miles back to Compton Park after featuring against El Salvador in the early hours of this morning (UK time).
Although he started on the bench, there is a chance he may be a little jaded and need a rest.
Should Silva not get a start at Villa Park, then that will perhaps prompt a bit of chat about his immediate future in January.
In fact, there is already some talk on social media about whether the teenager should head out on loan somewhere or be kept in the first-team.
Although Hwang Hee-chan and Adama Traore can both play through the middle, Silva is the only other natural centre-forward to Jimenez.
Having said that though, a move elsewhere, where he can play regularly and develop, might not be a bad idea if Wolves can get someone else in in January.
Here’s what some fans have said:
He’s the only backup if Raul gets injured. Shouldn’t let go
— kingsacrificer (@kingsacrificer) October 14, 2021
Loan. Should have kept MGW and Fabio should have gone out .
— fleethockey (@fleethockey) October 14, 2021
Absolute keep, he’s already good enough without having to go out on loan. Should get plenty of time off the bench and the odd start if Raul needs a break.
— Phil Dicken (@DickenPhil) October 14, 2021
Has to loan!
— 🐺 Kirsty George 🐺 (@KGeorge86) October 14, 2021
— Wayne Bennett (@Benno71) October 14, 2021
Keep without doubt.
— WolvesFirst (@WolvesFirst) October 14, 2021
If we had another CF that could function to even half-decent PL standard, he’d be lucky to make some match-day squads – so, loan (for a couple of seasons)
— Mancunian Wolf (@MancunianWolf1) October 14, 2021
What a stupid question- KEEP HIM! He is actually a decent player just doesn’t get a kick!
— andywwfc83🐺💛🖤 (@Woodthewolf83) October 14, 2021