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Wolves transfer policy might cost them a potentially fantastic addition this summer in Rafa Silva

It is no secret by now that Wolves are a club that put great emphasis on signing young players with big potential.

In recent years under Fosun, the club have looked to bring in promising talents, in the hope of them developing at Molineux before eventually being sold on for much more than was originally paid to sign them.

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Diogo Jota has been a very good example. And it looks as though Ruben Neves could be the next big sale.

The club have brought the likes of Fabio Silva, Rayan Ait-Nouri and Yerson Mosquera in in the last couple of years and are hoping for the to eventually be worth many millions.

It is not so common any more for Wolves to buy ready-made stars.

But it feels as though that needs to happen this summer.

Bruno Lage has already lost three experienced players in John Ruddy, Fernando Marcal and Romain Saiss.

The squad needs some individuals who are ready to make an impact and improve the level.

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Earlier this year, the club were linked with a move for Rafa Silva this summer.

The Benfica winger has just enjoyed a fantastic campaign, in which he scored 12 goals and made 18 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions.

That is a highly impressive return, and are numbers that should have a lot of clubs interested in him this summer.

And it does appear that is the case, with Record claiming there are several teams from France and Spain that are keen.

It’s been all quiet on the Wolves-Silva front lately, and it’s likely he isn’t going to be a target.

After all, Silva is 29 years old and simply put, he doesn’t fit with the transfer policy that’s in operation. There wouldn’t be much resale value on him.

Wolves should make an exception to their transfer policy for Rafa Silva this summer

Wolves are reported to be unwilling to sign Francisco Trincao permanently. And it’s also likely that Adama Traore will be sold.

So that would leave room for another wide forward, and Wolves should consider a swoop for Silva.

He reportedly (The Athletic) really impressed Liverpool scouts as they watched Darwin Nunez. Apparently, and ironically, if he been a few years younger, then Mo Salah’s future at Liverpool ‘would have become a little clearer’.

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Wolves shouldn’t let Silva’s age put them off.

There is a big need for an attacker who is established and proven to make things happen in the final third.

It just feels as though Wolves need someone like Silva to just give the attack the boost it so desperately needs. If the price is right, Wanderers should change tact and go for it.