After being signed for £36 million, many expected Fabio Silva to be one of the brightest talents in the Premier League.
However, after being thrown in at the deep end his flaws were quickly exposed, with Wolves legend Steve Bull claiming that the striker still has a lot to learn.
Silva was signed to be nurtured and to learn alongside Raul Jimenez in training but, after the Mexican fractured his skull mid-season, Silva became the go-to striker at Wolves, going on to feature in 32 Premier League games.
Very quickly, it was clear to see that Silva was not capable of carrying Wolves and leading the line but his total of four goals in the league was not a bad return for someone his age.
The 19-year old could not be expected to be as good as Jimenez during his debut Premier League season, though, but there are still high expectations for him at Molineux and he still has so much to learn, according to Bull, who exclusively told Football FanCast:
“I think he’s still got a lot to learn but I do think he’s come on leaps and bounds over the last six-eight months and he’s starting to bulk out a lot more and I think he can still learn a lot from Jimenez.
“He needs a mentor and Jimenez certainly isn’t finished at Wolves, don’t worry about that.”
When Wolves had made the bold decision to splash such a huge transfer fee on Silva last summer, many raised their eyebrows as he had only made 12 Liga Nos appearances for Porto.