Wolves have had a wonderful spell in the Premier League since their promotion from the Championship in 2018.
Nuno Espirito Santo delivered two consecutive seventh-place finishes before a slightly more disappointing 13th place spot in the 2020/2021 season before he joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2021.
There is no doubt the majority of his transfer business was excellent, bringing the likes of Ruben Neves and Rui Patricio to Molineux as they aimed to make the next step up.
Yet there were a couple of transfer mistakes, with the costliest one being that of striker Fabio Silva, who was signed from Porto for a club-record fee of £35.6m and quite frankly, hasn’t lived up to the hype.
The striker, who earns £37k-per-week has received his fair share of criticism since joining the club, with journalist Tariq Panja describing the whole transfer as “baffling” and with just four goals and six assists in 64 matches for the club, it’s clear to see why.
The 19-year-old has yet to score in 21 Premier League matches this season as Wolves aim to finish in eighth spot, but it looks like time could be running out for the youngster.
There is no doubt there is significant potential there, a club wouldn’t spend close to £40m if there wasn’t, but he has got to start scoring goals sooner rather than later.
His market value sat at £10.8m when he joined Wolves, proving that they overpaid. With his value currently sitting at £16.2m as of March 2022, the player’s value has dropped a mammoth £19.4m since his move to the side in 2020.
Nuno had a major howler with the Portuguese striker, and it is now Bruno Lage who has to work out if he has a future at the club or not.
With his value dropping, another team might be willing to take a punt on him, the question is, how much money will Wolves recoup from their original outlay?