A report in the Sun has linked AC Milan’s Andre Silva with a £33 million switch to Wolves. The move, should it materialise, would of course be a huge, headline-grabbing one. It would also be the wrong one for Wolves to make.
Silva is a big name, and at only 22, still a player who is talked about in terms of his potential.
He may well have a lot of potential, but that’s not what Wolves need to impress in the top flight. They need goals. That’s where Silva is falling short, having only found the net twice in 24 appearances last season in Serie A.
If this report is to be believed, Milan are now happy to see Silva leave after only a single season at the San Siro.
To imagine that this player would turn up to the Premier League and immediately begin banging them in is fanciful. Even in today’s market, £33 million is a big gamble for a club like Wolves.
If Danny Ings wasn’t so injury prone then his value would be much higher than the £7.2 million Transfermarkt currently estimate it at.
A fit Danny Ings though is exactly the kind of instinctive goalscorer who would allow this creative and energetic Wolves side to thrive and shine in the top flight.
At this stage of his career, Ings needs to be playing week in week out, and he’s not going to get that at Liverpool, so a move is in his best interests. He’ll also want to move to a club that plays attacking football and will make chances for him, so that he can get back to doing what he does best.
Wolves are that team.
Any move for Ings is a gamble given his fitness record, but it’s less of a gamble than spending £33 million on Andre Silva.