Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Portugal striker Andre Silva this summer.
A number of Wolves fans took to Twitter following Portugal’s dramatic draw with Iran in their final World Cup group game, with many discussing the display from Andre Silva given that the 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Molineux this summer.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are preparing for life in the Premier League after securing promotion last season, and one of the remaining issues that the Portuguese may have to address is his striker options. Leo Bonatini’s loan was not extended or converted into a permanent deal, and it perhaps seems unlikely that Raul Jimenez will be the last forward to arrive this summer.
The Sun reported in May that Andre Silva is a top target for the top flight newbies just one year after he arrived at AC Milan for £33 million. The Sun suggested that the potential fee was unlikely to be a concern for Wolves, who have made several exciting statements in the transfer window since Fosun arrived.
But what may perhaps be a concern for the Wolves hierarchy is the fact that his performance during Portugal’s clash with Iran on Monday night seemed to leave a lot to be desired with some of the supporters who were discussing his display on social media.
Iran made it difficult for the European side, and it required a moment of sheer brilliance from Ricardo Quaresma to break the deadlock just before the break. The underdogs would equalise late on thanks to a dubious penalty decision but Silva’s side held on to wrap up second spot in the group.
Silva’s display left several Wolves fans feeling underwhelmed, and given that his record in Italy is also quite disappointing – he scored just two goals in 24 Serie A appearances with his Europa League record making his stats look a lot better – it may not be a surprise if plenty of the Molineux faithful were urging the club to look elsewhere as they look to bolster the striker options.
Here is some of the reaction to Silva’s display…
#wwfc Andre Silva no thanks— WLVES (@adamBriant1993) June 25, 2018
Give me Willian Jose over Andre Silva any day of the week, at this time I think we need a proven goal scorer at a high level rather than taking a expensive gamble, just my opinion mind #WWFC— Joseph Rowley (@J92WWFC) June 25, 2018
Just watched Andre Silva and it seems to me he isn’t high enough calibre for us. Would be a gamble to take him on but if Nuno wants him I’ll believe he will get better. #wwfc— Kev Belgium (@ceedawn10) June 25, 2018
I thought Andre Silva started alright but Carvalho never impresses me tbh— Sean (@wolves_1990) June 25, 2018