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Wolves transfer news: Wolves will loan out Silva if he extends contract

Wolves will reportedly OK Fabio Silva’s proposed loan move to Anderlecht once he agrees to extend his contract at Molineux.

That is according to Jornal de Noticias, who claim that a deal is close.

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Silva himself has apparently given the move the green light.

And Anderlecht are happy to pay the player’s full salary (£80,000-a-week according to Spotrac).

But the one stumbling block at the moment is Wolves wanting the player to extend his current contract at Molineux.

At the moment, the 19-year-old is contracted to the club until 2025.

It has been decided that the youngster would benefit the most from a stint away from Molineux.

Last season, Silva found minutes hard to come by, with Raul Jimenez playing the bulk of the games for Wolves.

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And sometimes, Bruno Lage even deployed the likes of Hwang Hee-chan and Daniel Podence through the middle.

Silva did well in some of the games though, and the signs are there that he could become a really good player in the future.

But it is hard to develop without decent game time, and it seems Wolves are now ready to sanction his temporary exit.

Fabio Silva needs minutes, as reports claim Anderlecht move is in the offing

It is probably the right decision for Wolves to get Silva out on loan.

It is difficult for him to develop when he is firmly behind Jimenez in the pecking order.

Getting 10 and 15-minute cameos doesn’t really help his cause, and it also can lead to, often unwarranted, criticism from supporters.

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He needs to go somewhere he’ll be afforded regular game time.

He’s got big potential, and he just needs to be allowed to showcase it more often. Hopefully he will sign a new deal with Wolves and then head to Belgium.