Wolves striker Fabio Silva is excited at the prospect of working with Ruud van Nistelrooy at PSV Eindhoven.
The 20-year-old has completed a loan move to the Philips Stadion, having spent the first half of the season with Anderlecht.
Wolves have decided to facilitate a new loan move for Silva, with Anderlecht struggling this term.
It’s a chance for Silva to experience a new country and a new league, and he’s very excited to get started.
With 11 goals already this season, he is well placed to kick on and score a few more in the Netherlands.
And there could be a very good chance of him doing that, with van Nistelrooy his new head coach.
van Nistelrooy was one of the best strikers in the world during the peak years of his career.
He was a devastating poacher, and scored over 327 goals in 519 games at club level. He also bagged 35 goals in 70 games for the Netherlands national team.
van Nistelrooy’s best years came at Manchester United. He scored 150 times in 219 appearances for the Red Devils and won a Premier League golden boot at the end of the 2002/03 season. He also made the PFA Team of the Season twice.
Silva couldn’t really wish for a better mentor, and the youngster can’t wait to learn from him.
He told PSV’s official website: “The manager was one of the best strikers in the world,” Silva explained. “I am young and now I get a chance to work with him. I’m also a striker, so I’m happy to learn a lot from him. Great things even. I’m here to listen.
“I saw him play against my father. And he scored, so that wasn’t really that good. But everyone knows him, his qualities and the goals he scored. I am a young striker and as a twenty-year-old I get the chance to work with him. That is fantastic, unique and something special.
An amazing opportunity for Fabio Silva to work with legend Ruud van Nistelrooy
Wolves officials will have very high hopes for Silva at PSV.
The fact Silva will be working day in, day out with van Nistelrooy makes this a brilliant opportunity.
van Nistelrooy was an amazing goalscorer, and someone who absolutely mastered the art of being in the right place in the penalty area.
He was phenomenal at finding space in the area, and then producing deadly finishes.
Silva has shown so far in his fledgling career that he actually does have really good movement in the area. With van Nistelrooy’s help, he could develop his game in a big way.