Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Willian Jose has failed to cut the mustard at Molineux so far.
The Brazilian came in on loan in January from Real Sociedad, but has so far failed to find the back of the net in 10 appearances.
Unfortunately, he hasn’t shown a great deal, and some have questioned his work ethic and commitment to the cause.
There have been suggestions that his starting berth should no longer be assured and that Fabio Silva should start getting more minutes.
At the moment, it is difficult to see Wolves splashing the reported £22 million required to turn his move to the Black Country permanent (Express & Star).
It’s a fair amount to pay for someone who hasn’t had that much impact.
Perhaps Wolves should be turning their attention to another number nine; one that is having a stellar season over in the Bundesliga.
Andre Silva was supposedly a target for the club before Jose, according to a report from Transfermarkt in February.
A move for the 25-year-old was considered but ultimately never launched.
Silva has 21 goals in the German top-flight so far, which is the same number as Erling Haaland, and his efforts are giving Eintracht Frankfurt a brilliant chance of a top-four finish.
Silva the man Wolves need
He had a very forgettable time at AC Milan, but Silva’s career is now well and truly back on track.
He now looks like he will develop into that top striker many expected him to when he was making a name for himself at FC Porto.
Wolves need someone with that cutting edge, and Silva has that. According to a feature from Bundesliga.com earlier this season, the star has ‘unflappable composure’ and a ‘poacher’s nose’.
If Wolves insist on bringing Portuguese players to Molineux once again this summer, Silva would not be a bad place to start.
He’d probably cost more than Jose, but as a client of Jorge Mendes perhaps a deal is there to be done.