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Wolves might have chance to land Rafa Silva as Benfica make signing

Wolves are seemingly already making hard work of signing players this summer, but the club may now have a decent chance to land Rafa Silva.

Many fans are already feeling frustrated, with Fulham now rivalling Wanderers for Joao Palhinha.

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Palhinha has been on Wolves’ radar for a long time, but the Cottagers are trying to sign the Portugal international, with Wolves seemingly waiting to sell Ruben Neves.

Hopefully, things change soon and Wolves officials get their act together.

It would be good to get new faces in for pre-season, which is taking place in Alicante this summer.

One man Wolves could perhaps now take a look at is Benfica star Silva.

The club were reported in March to have made some enquiries about the 29-year-old.

A Bola claimed that he could cost around £17-£25 million this summer, before add-ons.

Interestingly, Benfica are about to announce the signing of David Neres from Ajax, which is interesting because he is a player who operates in the same positions as Silva.

Potentially, this might make Benfica open to letting Silva depart this summer.

And Wolves could do worse than to make some enquiries.

Wolves should now see what Benfica’s stance is on Rafa Silva

It’s likely that Wolves won’t go near Silva because he’s 29 and won’t have any real re-sale value. He doesn’t particularly fit with the transfer model.

But Wolves need a forward who is proven in terms of scoring goals and making assits.

Silva finished 2021/22 as the top assister in the Portuguese league. He got 18 across all competitions, and also scored 12 goals.

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They are fantastic numbers, and he could really make for a great addition.

Wolves are looking to offload Adama Traore this summer since he won’t sign a new deal with the club. And Silva could be a brilliant replacement as he is also rapid.