Wolves have been rather active during the transfer windows over the past few years since Fosun took charge of the club back in July 2016, both in terms of bringing new players to the club and moving some on elsewhere.
One player that left the Midlands club on a permanent basis in recent years that can now be seen as a good decision from the Old Gold is Ivan Cavaleiro, who made the move to Fulham in the 2020 January transfer window in a deal worth around £15m.
The Molineux outfit originally signed the Portuguese attacker from French club AS Monaco in August 2016 for a fee of £7m before eventually loaning him out to the west London club in the summer of 2019.
During his time as a Wolves player, the 28-year-old managed to score 19 goals and provide 20 assists in 106 appearances across all competitions.
Since joining Fulham, the winger’s attacking prowess seems to have depleted somewhat with just 11 goals scored and eight assists provided in 101 appearances.
This could be why his overall market value has also decreased since leaving Wolves. In June 2019, Transfermarkt rated his market value listed at £9m whereas it now stands at just £4.05m, showing a whopping decrease of 55%.
Despite Fulham’s impressive season in the Championship with 21 wins out of a possible 33, things haven’t been particularly positive for the former Wolves attacker from an individual point of view either.
WhoScored have given him an overall performance rating of only 6.52/10, making him the second-lowest rated player to start more than one league game.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that not only did Jeff Shi make the right decision in letting the £24k-per-week Cavaleiro join Marco Silva’s side but also how well they did by receiving a transfer fee bigger than what they had originally paid for him.
Having been slammed for his “pathetic” actions in trying to get Cardiff City player Perry Ng sent off during Fulham’s recent 1-0 win against the Welsh club by Steve Morison, it’s not hard to say that the winger wouldn’t have been a big miss for Wolves this season, even though scoring goals hasn’t been their strong point in this campaign.