Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly considered a move for Andre Silva during the last transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Transfermarkt over the weekend, which states that the Black Country club were alerted to the 25-year-old’s fine form for Eintracht Frankfurt this season.
It’s also claimed that Atletico Madrid were keen on the Portugal international.
Silva has been in fine fettle this term, scoring 17 goals to place second in the Bundesliga top-scorerschart. Only Bayern Munich’s prolific superstar Robert Lewandowski has more with 24.
It’s been a real turnaround for Silva in the past couple of years, after not having the best of times at previous club AC Milan.
To date he’s netted 34 goals in 58 games for Eintracht, and is finally delivering after so much talk about his promise at FC Porto.
Ultimately there was no offer from Wolves for Silva, who instead plumped for Willian Jose of Real Sociedad on loan with option to buy.
The report from Transfermarkt comes after Wolves were actually linked with a move for Silva in April 2019 (Calciomercato), but the player was apparently not keen to join.
Pressure on Jose to deliver
Silva is certainly looking like a much better player these days, and that Wolves supposedly looked at him may now place a bit of pressure on Jose to prove the club were right to go for him.
The Brazilian has made a difference to the starting XI, but is yet to score for his new club.
That ultimately will be his main job after being brought in as Raul Jimenez’s replacement, and hopefully he’ll hit the ground running soon.