Wolves striker Fabio Silva has revealed he isn’t sure if he’ll be back at Molineux in January.
The striker is currently on loan at Anderlecht, where he is enjoying a pretty productive spell.
Silva has made 28 appearances across all competitions so far, and scored 10 goals. He’s also laid on four assists.
The aim was for Silva to get out and play this season – and his spell in Belgium couldn’t really have gone much better so far.
Silva has regularly come in for praise for his performances, and his game has been maturing.
Meanwhile back at Wolves, the struggle to score goals has been real.
Sasa Kalajdzic is out for the season with an ACL injury. And Raul Jimenez has had fitness issues this term.
Wanderers have managed to score just eight goals in the Premier League so far, and Julen Lopetegui is expected to bring in a striker next month.
There has been a lot of talk about Matheus Cunha coming in, although the Brazilian isn’t really an out-and-out striker.
But there have also been a few shouts about bringing Silva back from his loan early.
Silva has actually spoken about the potential for that to happen, revealing he doesn’t know if it’s an option.
He told DH: “I can’t say I’ll be here again, because I don’t know. Now my focus is on the cup match in Genk. The transfer window opens in January. I’m a player, I don’t control this situation. It’s not in my hands, so I’d rather not talk about it. If Wolves want me, it would make me happy, because it would mean that I did a great job at Anderlecht.”
“No, he (Lopetegui) hasn’t called me yet, but the club is in constant contact with me. They ask how I feel and if I need anything, they were at West Ham – Anderlecht to talk with me. But as long as I’m at Anderlecht, I want to help Sporting move up the table. Anderlecht gave me the opportunity to play, gain confidence and score goals. I want to give back more than I’ve already given so far.”
Wolves should avoid Fabio Silva recall if they can, he needs to be playing every week
Ideally, Silva will remain with Anderlecht until the end of the season.
It just feels as though Silva is in a good place right now.
He’s getting minutes under his belt, and is already at double figures for goals this season.
This spell is about building his confidence more than anything, and there’s a risk of Silva going back to square one by recalling him early.
Wolves have made a long-term investment with Silva. For that deal to eventually pay dividends, they need to make sure they act in his best interests.
Right now, he needs to be playing week in, week out.