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Fabio Silva has signed a new one-year contract with Wolves ahead of completing a season-long loan move to RSC Anderlecht.

Fabio is still Wolves record signing at £35m but failed to make the impact his price tag deserved. The large fee  thrust him into the spotlight which meant he is learning his craft in the full glare of the Premier League spotlight. At the age of 20, Jimenez, for example, was yet to make his first-team debut in Mexico. The highest level of senior football that Steve Bull, Wolves’ all-time top scorer with 306 goals, had played by that stage of his career had come down the divisions with Tipton Town.

No amount of optimism and goodwill can mask the fact that 26 appearances for Wolves last season did not yield a single goal. Many of those outings were brief but it still amounted to 853 minutes – more than 14 hours of football – without scoring.

Fabio is full of potential but yet to blossom for Wolves, we’ve seen his play and physicality improve throughout last season. Hopefully a loan move to Anderlecht will give him the space and time he needs to develop and return to the Wolf Pack 

“We’ve had lots of discussions between myself and Bruno, and with Fabio as well, about what we feel is best for his development, and we felt that a season playing regularly would be very good for him at this point in his career. “He’s only just turned 20 today, so he’s still a very young boy and he needs a season of playing regular senior football in a competitive league so he can come back to Wolves stronger. “We saw with the performances of Morgan [Gibbs-White] last year how much of a positive impact a loan can have on a young player, so we believe it’s the right step in his development to follow the same path.” Before making the switch to the Jupiler Pro League outfit, Silva put pen to paper on a new deal with Wolves, which will see the forward signed to the club until summer 2026, with the club holding an option for a further year. “It was really important for us to sign Fabio to an extended contract before he went out on loan,” Sellars added. “As we’re letting him go from the club for a year, we thought it would be best for everyone involved to secure his future to Wolves for a little longer. “Fabio understands what we’re trying to do, and this new contract and loan shows that we’re working together to help him develop to be the best player he possibly can be.”
Scott Sellars
Wolves Technical Director

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