Any Wolves fans tuning into last night’s Champions League quarter-final between Benfica and Liverpool will have got a glimpse of Rafa Silva, a player who has been linked with Wolves recently.
The star started on the right side for the Portuguese giants.
Darwin Nunez would have been the focus for most people last night.
The Uruguayan striker has been banging goals in for fun this season, and it’s likely he’ll have big clubs coming in for his this summer.
But it was also going to be interesting to see how Silva fared, especially for any watching Wolves fans.
A Bola reported that he could potentially depart for around £17-£25 million this summer.
Last night, Benfica crashed to a 3-1 defeat, but Silva was able to show his quality against the Reds.
The ace, who was acknowledged by Jurgen Klopp pre-match, didn’t see too much of the ball but he did create two big chances.
One of those actually resulted in Benfica’s goal.
His low cross found Darwin Nunez, who finished into the bottom corner. Ibrahima Konate should perhaps have done better, but it was still a decisive contribution from Silva.
He looked to be someone who could cause real problems with his pace, especially on the break.
Rafa Silva could be an excellent addition for Wolves
Bruno Lage does have quite a few wide options at the moment.
But it’s hard to imagine Silva not being a success at Molineux.
The star is technical, but also possesses very impressive pace which makes him very dangerous.
He is certainly worth making some enquiries about, especially if Benfica are open to letting him depart.
If Adama Traore moves on, which is likely, and the club don’t sign Francisco Trincao permanently, then the club should be all over him.