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Andre Silva really isn’t the man to lead Wolves’ return to the Premier League

Andre Silva really isn’t the man to lead Wolves’ return to the Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in the market for a striker this summer to boost their hopes of survival.

Wolves strolled to the Championship title last season, earning promotion back to the Premier League for the first time since 2012. Super agent, Jorge Mendes, was key to their successful title bid helping bring many key players to the club including Portuguese sensation – Ruben Neves. Mendes also helped the club recruit former Porto boss – Nuno Espirito Santo.

Mendes will be a key component again this summer as Wolves look to bolster their squad ahead of a gruelling Premier League campaign. It will be harder than ever to survive in the division given the finances available to the clubs who avoided the drop. The club have already splashed £30m on new recruits.

A striker is still wanted at Molineux with the Portuguese boss eager to add some firepower to his attack. AC Milan forward, Andre Silva, has been targeted by the club for around six months but the club would be wise to assess their options instead of landing the Portuguese international.

Valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, the 22-year-old swapped Porto for Milan last summer in a deal worth £34m. The move to the Serie A has not gone to plan with Silva netting just two goals in 25 appearances. Despite his dismal form, Wolves want to bring him to the Premier League.

While Silva may have been a star in Portugal, he isn’t cut out for life in the Premier League. His struggles with Milan should serve as a warning and Wolves would be better off looking elsewhere this summer.

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