Fabio Silva has said he does not think about the amount of money Wolves paid for him two years ago.
The striker was speaking recently after scoring his first goal on loan at Anderlecht.
The 20-year-old is off the mark for the Belgian outfit, scoring seven minutes after coming on against Oostende.
He’s already score more goals than he did in the whole of last season for Wolves.
The club are really hoping that this loan move will be the making of Silva, who has had it tough at Molineux since his £35.6 million transfer from FC Porto (BBC Sport).
Last term he struggled for opportunities following the return of Raul Jimenez, and officials decided it would be best for him to head out on loan for 2022/23.
Having paid so much money for him, it would be easy for Silva to be weighed down by how much he cost.
But the youngster has assured that he doesn’t actually feel any pressure from that.
Giving a rather mature and philosophical take, Silva told Het Niuewsblad (via Voetbal Primeur): “I try not to focus too much on that amount.
“I never told Wolves ‘You have to pay that much for me’. They paid that amount because they wanted to. So when I’m on the pitch, I don’t think about that price tag.
“When I heard that a loan move was a possibility, Anderlecht was my first choice. If you see who all broke through here. The last few years, guys like Zirkzee and Nmecha, but also Lukaku and Dendoncker in the past. But I honestly don’t feel any pressure. You feel pressure when you are a father and cannot feed your children.”
A good mentality from Fabio Silva, who simply needs minutes to develop
These are some refreshing remarks from young Silva. Especially the last line.
£35 million is obviously a lot of money, especially for an 18-year-old. He could be forgiven for being quite consumed by that transfer fee.
But it’s good that Silva doesn’t think about. It indicates that he has a mature mindset.
It is simply a case of him now playing regularly at Anderlecht in order to improve.