Wolves chase Andre Silva as they look for a marquee signing

According to The Sun, Wolves have made Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva their number one transfer target. The 22 year-old striker is valued at £22.5m on Transfermarkt.com but could cost the club £33million.

What’s the story?

Wolves secured their promotion to the Premier League this season, and the Chinese funded club are ambitious to land a marquee signing to mark their return to England’s top division.

Wolves stand a chance to secure a signing that would be a huge coup for any newly promoted side because of the club’s owners close relationship with ‘super agent’ Jorge Mendes.

Wolves owners, Fosun, consulted Mendes last summer for advice on possible signings and Mendes’ close links with Portuguese clubs have proved to be influential in securing the signings of Portuguese players such as Diego Jota and Helder Costa who are clients of Mendes’ Gestifute agency.

Wolves have shown their ambition in the transfer market before – last summer they landed another Mendes’ client, the highly acclaimed Ruben Neves for a Championship record fee rumoured to be £17million.

Neves went on to be nominated for EFL Championship Player of the Season and in Andre Silva they have an equally talented Portuguese in their sights.

Who is he?

Andre Silva signed for AC Milan last summer in a £34m deal after showing promise playing for FC Porto.

During his final season at Porto, Andre Silva, netted 21 goals in 44 appearances including 4 in the Champions League. The Portuguese poacher was called up to the full national team when he was 20-years-old and has gone on to show his pedigree with an impressive return of 11 goals in 20 appearances

However the marksman has endured an underwhelming season with the Rossoneri scoring just 10 times in 39 appearances and has fallen behind both Patrick Cutrone and Nikola Kalinin in the pecking order at Milan.

Silva’s lack of first team opportunities with AC combined with the fact that he is a client of Jorge Mendes could well mean that the marksman might be plying his trade in Wolves’ gold next season.