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Reported Wolves target Rafa Silva finishes 2021/22 with most assists in Portuguese top-flight

Reported Wolves target Rafa Silva has finished the 2021/22 season with the most assists in the Portuguese top-flight.

The Benfica star has managed to make 15 assists this campaign (via BBC Sport), which is impressive going considering he played 28 out of 34 games.

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Silva also scored eight goals.

He tops the table ahead of the FC Porto’s Fabio Viera and Gil Vicente’s Pedrinho, both of whom made 14.

Silva was recently linked with a move to Molineux.

In March, it was claimed by A Bola that Wolves had made contact over the attacker, and that he had a value somewhere between £17-£25 million.

It is expected that it will be a summer of change at Wolves.

Quite possibly, Francisco Trincao and Adama Traore will both no longer be Wolves players ahead of 2022/23.

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Reports have suggested Wolves don’t intend to trigger their option to buy on Trincao.

And Traore, currently on loan at Barcelona, will only have a year left on his contract. Realistically, Wolves need to cash in on him to avoid losing him for absolutely nothing.

So it could be that Wolves make a play for Silva.

And that may not be such a bad move considering his status as the top assister in Portugal for 2021/22.

He is clearly a very creative player.

And he’s also extremely quick. His pace was on show when he scored an amazing solo goal against Estoril back in March.

Assist king Rafa Silva has made himself difficult to ignore for Wolves, amid continued speculation over Trincao and Traore

It was ultimately a disappointing season for Benfica as they finished third in the league behind winners Porto and runners-up Sporting CP.

But Silva was definitely a shining light.

The 29-year-old is now in his prime, and, really, Wolves could do with an attacker of his profile.

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He’s someone who makes things happen in the final third, and could potentially really help the likes of Raul Jimenez and Fabio Silva start firing more regularly.

If he becomes available for a reasonable price, Wanderers surely have to consider a move for him.