Wolverhampton Wanderers have shown great ambition in the last few transfer windows and it doesn’t seem like they are going to stop as they have been linked with a move for AC Milan striker Andre Silva. The rumours regarding his move have been around for quite some time now but now that the transfer window is fast approaching he seems to be hot on Nuno Santo’s radar.
He moved to the Italian giants last season only after a big money move from Porto but he has failed to impress much in his time at San Siro. He has managed 10 goals in their entire campaign but his league form has been a real issue for Genarro Gattuso as he has managed just 2 goals in 23 appearances. One would have expected much better from a striker who was bought for €38 million.
Nuno Santo’s side were runaway winners in the Championship as they led the table since mid-November and no team came close to challenging them for the top spot. However, the former Porto manager will know that the English top flight won’t be a cakewalk and he will have to bring in reinforcements in the summer if he wants to keep them in the top division for years to come.
The Portuguese striker is set to lead the line for Portugal in the upcoming World Cup and if he manages to impress with his national side, his stocks will surely rise up in the summer.
Nuno Santo’s side have been smart in the transfer market as they got 5-6 players on loan who helped them in winning the Championship. However, they will have to sign them permanently if they want those players to continue playing at the Molineux stadium. One of them is the Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe who did well for them in the latter half of the season. If they don’t get their man from the Cherries, the West Midlands club will probably move in for Silva in the transfer market.
Andre Silva is certainly not going to come in cheap and Nuno Santo might have to break their all-time transfer record to get the 22-year-old striker. He has been more miss than a hit in his career but he is still young and the centre-forward has all the potential to be a superstar. It might take the right manager to bring the best out of him and the former Porto boss could just be the influence to unleash the striker’s full potential.