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Wolves in danger of repeating Fabio Silva mistake

When Wolves spent £35.6m on Fabio Silva last summer, they ticked plenty of boxes.

Not only were they signing a talent they could develop for the future, but he was Portuguese and a client of Jorge Mendes.

When playing transfer bingo at Molineux, they were clearly onto a winner here.

Unfortunately, the teenage sensation has been a flop in English football so far. He has scored just twice since his club-record move and he hasn’t managed to replicate the eye-catching achievements of Raul Jimenez.

Willian Jose was signed in January to add to Silva’s woes, a season where Steve Bull expressed that a simple solution would be to cut his hair.

As his luscious locks cover his eyes, he often plays like a man who can’t see the full picture. Of course, he still has ample time to grow, but initial signs aren’t very promising.

Has Silva been a mistake?

Of course

Of course

Not at all

Not at all

In a bid to bolster their forward line, Wolves are targeting La Liga forward’s Lucas Ocampos and Goncalo Guedes, but they’re also targeting another young forward.

That happens to be Wahid Faghir, a 17-year-old currently plying his trade for Veijle BK in Denmark.

Faghir was the subject of interest from Leicester last summer but now it’s thought that Wolves are in the race for a player valued at just €2.5m (£2.1m). That being said, Sempre Milan anticipates his price tag to rise in the coming months.

The teenager has already been compared to a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic and standing at over 6 foot, you can certainly see why. The youngster has netted five times in 22 Danish top-flight outings this term, while he’s particularly adept with the ball at his feet.

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How much did Daniel Podence cost Wolves?

According to Smarterscout’s data system (via The Athletic) where they rank abilities out of 99, his carry and volume dribble for a Premier League standard player sits at 84.

Faghir is currently playing for Denmark at the European U21 Championships but he had a pretty poor start against France last week. The forward was hauled off on the hour mark having taken 15 touches and making just six passes.

The hotshot clearly has plenty of talent and room to grow but Wolves would be foolish to consider another young striker. They have already spent far too much money on Silva only for it to backfire. Thus they should target players with more experience instead.

In Ocampos and Guedes, they have more nous and knowledge of elite-level football.

Faghir, however, could yet be another expensive blunder. Jeff Shi must swerve this move until the goals are flowing at Wolves again. He shouldn’t be taking another risk.

AND in other news, Forget Carvalho: Wolves must unleash rarely-seen 20 y/o who “challenges the norm”…

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