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