It was a frustrating season for the entire Wolves squad but none more so than their strikers, with Raul Jimenez being out injured from November and Willian Jose and Fabio Silva managing just five goals between them.
However, Wolves legend, Steve Bull, believes that Jimenez and Silva could be a great partnership under Bruno Lage.
Silva was signed for £35million from Porto despite only having made 12 first-team league appearances and it showed this season as he often looked off the pace, weak and needed more time than he had in front of goal.
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However, if he can work alongside a Premier League proven talisman in Jimenez it could strike up a great partnership, as the Mexican has netted 48 times in 110 games for Wolves.
During his time at Benfica, Lage played a 4-4-2 formation with his striker pressing high up the pitch and if they can win the ball high or get into positions for their wingers, then it could be a great partnership, according to Bull, who exclusively told This is Futbol:
“Watching Wolves over the last 12 months, there has not been many balls going into the box and if I was a forward, I would be getting frustrated.
“If you can get Silva and Jimenez upfront together working as a pair, then they could be a formidable strike-force for years.”
Wolves certainly struggled without Jimenez last season not just for his goals but he allows them an outlet if they’re under pressure as he can hold the ball up but also run in behind defenders.
A tough first season of being thrown in at the deep end for Silva may end up being the making of him as he started to look more promising during the back end of the season and his finishes showed that there is talent in him.