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Wolves must complete Rafa Silva transfer swoop

Wolves have had a fairly solid season so far in Bruno Lage’s debut campaign in charge of the Midlands club, having won 12 of their 26 league games, drawing four and losing 12.

One aspect of their season that could be addressed when the next summer transfer window opens is their lack of goals scored (24) compared to the other teams around them in the top half of the table, with a significant number of clubs in the bottom half of the division also finding the back of the net more times than the Old Gold have.

Specifically, having played in 24 league games, striker Raul Jimenez has only managed to score five goals.

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With that in mind, one thing the Molineux outfit could do if their goalscoring fortunes don’t improve by the end of the campaign is look to bring in some extra attacking reinforcements when the transfer window opens for business.

One figure that could spark a bit of life into Lage’s attacking force is Benfica winger Rafa Silva, who has been mentioned with a move to the Midlands club recently.

Having racked up a total of 392 senior appearances for Benfica, Brage and Feirense, the 28-year-old has managed to score 93 goals and provide 66 assists, showing how much of a threat he can be going forward when it comes to scoring and creating goals.

With seven strikes and 15 assists under his belt for his current club so far in this campaign, the Portuguese international has more goal contributions than Jimenez, Hwang Hee-chan and Daniel Podence have managed to deliver in the Premier League combined.

The £25.2m-rated gem has also managed to earn himself an overall performance rating of 7.5/10 from WhoScored, which would also make him the highest-rated player in Lage’s squad by the same metric.

Known as “the Portuguese Eden Hazard,” the Benfica star could be a sensational addition to Wolves’ team if they manage to secure his signature in the coming months.

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Looking ahead to the summer transfer window, if the Old Gold receive a suitable transfer fee from Barcelona for Adama Traore and don’t end up signing Francisco Trincao permanently, they could potentially use the money to launch a move for Silva to see if he can replicate the same sort of attacking form that he’s shown in Portugal in the Premier League.

If this were to happen, he could be just what Wolves need to bring a bit of life to their attack and potentially help the likes of Jimenez to get back to scoring goals on a regular basis, creating a deadly forward duo at the same time.

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