Wolves completed the signing of Fabio Silva over the weekend, and hopes are extremely high for a clearly very talented young player.
The club have shelled out a record fee for the 18-year-old, reported by BBC Sport to be around £35.6 million.
Silva turns gold.
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Not too much is known about Silva and his transfer has very much come out of the blue, but the Express & Star have today provided some information courtesy of two experts on Portuguese football, and their comments make for interesting reading.
With regard to the teenager’s playstyle, they claim he is reminiscent of Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud – someone who has ‘good size, awareness and a good work-rate’. They also add he is ‘clinical’ in front of goal.
Interestingly, they also say Silva is somewhat like current Molineux superstar Raul Jimenez, meaning the Mexican could potentially make for the perfect mentor for the kid.
Jimenez can take Silva under his wing
Having also come to the Premier League from Benfica, Jimenez is in a perfect position to pass on his pearls of wisdom.
The idea that Silva is like Giroud and Jimenez himself will theoretically make life much easier for him in terms of learning.
Jimenez’s style has seen him become an absolute hit in the English top-flight, and Silva having similar attributes means there’s a good chance the Mexican will be able to take him under his wing.
Hopefully, apprentice Silva can learn from the master and perhaps even become the second-coming, or maybe go on to become an even better version.