Rennes striker Gaetano Laborde would be a better option than youngster Fabio Silva at Wolves, according to journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Lowdown: Silva struggles at Wolves
Silva made a big-money move to Molineux from Porto in 2020 but he has found it extremely difficult to fulfill his potential to date.
The 19-year-old has scored just four goals in 46 appearances for Wolves, often looking out of his depth in the physical Premier League.
It has led to rumours linking Wanderers with a move for a striker, with Laborde one name who has been tipped to join the club.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Hatfield makes Laborde claim
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Hatfield claimed the 27-year-old would be a superior backup option behind Raul Jimenez, suggesting a deal should get done:
“Yeah, for me, I think that’s a fair kind of proposition to make upon the relationship between Lage and Silva at the moment.”
The Verdict: Sign him up
It would be unfair to write off Silva because of his age, but at the moment, he simply isn’t offering enough in terms of end product and it is affecting Wolves’ goal threat. They have only scored 13 goals in 17 league matches.
There is too much pressure on Jimenez to perform regularly, especially after a serious head injury kept him for the majority of the last campaign, but Laborde would ease the Mexican star’s workload.
Aside from his aforementioned prowess in front of goal, the £16.2million-rated Frenchman has also averaged 1.2 key passes per game in the league this season – Silva has averaged a disappointing 0.1 – and chipped in with three assists, showing he can create as well, perhaps making him the perfect foil to even play alongside Jimenez.
In other news, three Wolves players struggled despite the win over Brighton. Find out who they are here.
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