Wolverhampton Wanderers record signing Fabio Silva is happy about his move to the Premier League and believes his first year at the club will help him learn and see more things.
The 18-year-old signed for the Nuno Espirito Santo-led side for a club-record fee of £35million from Portuguese giants Porto this summer but is yet to start in the top flight.
However, he has made four appearances as a sub and scored his first two goals for the under-21s as they won against Doncaster in the Papa John’s Trophy last week.
The youngster has admitted that he’s enjoying being eased into English football culture under Nuno Espirito Santo, stating that the Premier League is the most competitive football league in the world.
“I think it’s very good for me, with my age, 18 years old, to play in the Premier League. It’s very good and I’m very proud to do that.
“And it’s a process. The most important thing is to work hard every day, learn with my team-mates and the coach. Then, good things will happen in the future.
“It’s a good challenge and will help me for the future.”
Fabio Silva has been brought in to learn from Raul Jimenez and eventually take his place as the top striker at the club.
Well, this is not the norm for big money buys regardless of their age, and more so in a club like Wolves. Regardless, there is hope that patience will eventually pay off for both player and club.
“It’s very good for me to play here. This year is more a year to learn and see more things – to learn for the next years and improve my football,” said Silva.
“That’s the most important thing, so it was very good to play and score goals (in the Trophy).”
Silva made the move to Wolves from Porto after playing his part in Porto’s Primeira Liga win and Taca de Portugal triumph last season by scoring 3 goals in 18 games. When speaking about the difference between English and Portuguese football, he added:
“It’s more physical and you have to think quick, but it’s good for me to learn in the Portugal league and now another league.
“It’s good to learn different things, you know.”