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Wolves signs Fabio Silva from Porto for a club record of £35m

The club record signing of Fabio Silva from Porto was completed by Wolverhampton Wanderers on a five year contract.

The 18-year-old has transferred to Molineux after having decided on a record £35million deal, overshadowing the £30 m spent on Raul Jimenez in 2019.

After their Europa League exit to Seville in August, Nuno Espirito Santo wanted his squad enlarged and had a potential superstar in his ranks.

Fabio Silva has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers from Porto for a club record fee
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“He has the ability to drop in to link play and hold the ball up to bring others into play. He always then looks to get in the box and his movement and intelligence in the penalty area is as good as anyone.

Silva, 18, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal, reported to be worth some £35million.
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“Fabio has the potential to be a generational talent and for us to see him develop under Nuno is very exciting. He is the type of player our fans will love.”

While he is supposed to be an understudy to Jimenez, the huge chance is unlikely to faze Wolves’ new number 17.

Silva represented his country at the junior level from under-15s to under-19s and was part of the Under-17 side which reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 UEFA European Championships, scoring in a 4-2 group victory over Iceland.

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