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Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Fabio Silva’s debut for the club – a 1-0 defeat to Stoke in the Carabao Cup.

The 18-year-old, who recently signed from Porto in a club-record £35.6 million deal, made his first appearance for Wolves against the Potters.

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It’s fair to say he struggled on a cold Thursday night against Stoke. In his defence, the teenager wasn’t afraid to shoot, having five efforts at goal. However, only one was on target, while he missed an excellent chance from inside the six-yard box.

Nonetheless, criticism shouldn’t be aimed at Silva.

He combined well with his teammates and held the ball up to good effect. It will surely be a matter of time – especially with Nuno’s coaching – until he flourishes.

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The club-record signing is still in his formative footballing years.

As reported by the Express & Star, Portuguese football experts Rui Miguel Martins and Alex Goncalves have waxed lyrical over him.

Goncalves described Silva as a “generational talent” and compared him to prolific Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.

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“The term generational talent is generally overused but it is entirely applicable when discussing Fabio Silva,” Goncalves said.

“Perhaps a better comparison would be someone not currently playing in England though – Edinson Cavani.”

While he couldn’t grab a debut goal, his performance still pleased a number of Wolves fans on Twitter, who saw the positives in his display.

Here’s what some of them tweeted about the teenager’s first outing…

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