Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, former Wolves hitman Steve Bull believes Fabio Silva could be worth double what the club paid for him in a year’s time.
Wolves signed the teenage striker from Porto last September for a club-record fee of £35.6m.
He has not had the most prolific of seasons, however, but at just 18 years of age, that is understandable. The Midlands club are probably playing the long game with this, with Bull hinting at a possible master plan by super-agent Jorge Mendes.
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Discussing Wolves’ expensive purchase of Silva in an exclusive interview with TIF, the retired forward said:
“The people who bring him in, i.e. Mendes and people like that, they would have had these scouts on these players for months, not just weeks, months, to say, ‘Developing, developing, developing’ and they saw something in Silva which you’ll probably benefit out of in 12 months’ time where Silva will be worth double his money.”
Given his age and the fact that he has just arrived in English football, Nuno Espirito Santo probably would have wanted to ease Silva into things and not place too much pressure on his young shoulders.
However, things were made complicated by the horrific head injury sustained by talisman Raul Jimenez, which kept him out for the majority of the campaign.