Wolves should consider Rafa Mir rather than pursuing interest in Andre Silva

Wolves are showing interest in striker Andre Silva according to Calciomercato. But is he a player that the club should consider pursuing?

What’s the word?

Once Silva’s loan spell with Sevilla comes to an end when the season climaxes, it looks as though AC Milan are set to cash in on the player.

Wolves are showing interest in the Portuguese forward but they aren’t the only ones keeping a close eye on him. Monaco and Valencia may also be willing to pursue a deal whilst Barcelona are sniffing around the 23-year-old too.

The Midlands club, therefore, wouldn’t be short on competition for the striker should their interest materialise further in the summer.

According to Calciomercato, he can leave the Italian giants for a fee around €35m (£30m).

Promote the next Jimenez instead

At the moment Wolves’ priorities should lie elsewhere and a move for Silva isn’t particularly needed. Instead, they should focus their efforts on making Raul Jimenez a permanent part of the Molineux furniture and look to promote Rafa Mir.

Mir is a player who can easily be compared to Jimenez and a gamble should be taken on his long term potential. At 21 the Spanish forward is two years younger than the inconsistent Silva, and has shown promising signs whilst on loan at Las Palmas in Spain.

His loan club may play in the Segunda Division, but he’s a player Nuno Santo should look to place trust in when he returns, rather than spending a hefty figure on Silva.

The Portuguese forward has struggled for form after being hotly tipped when he first arrived at Milan. As a result, bringing back Mir into the first team set up and using him as back up would be more beneficial.

He is 1cm taller than Jimenez at 191cm and has the same sort of attributes that have proven to be a huge success for Santo’s men. For a tall player, he possesses a delicate touch in front of goal, whilst his physicality is also something that could help him succeed in the Premier League.

Both Mir and Silva are still very raw, but the former is who Wolves should put their time into.