Wolverhampton Wanderers have accomplished the membership document signing of Fabio Silva from Porto on a five-year deal.
The 18-year-old has moved to Molineux after a reported £35million payment was agreed, eclipsing the £30m spent on Raul Jimenez in 2019.
Nuno Espirito Santo wished to have his squad expanded following their Europa League exit to Sevilla in August and has obtained a possible celebrity in his ranks.
Silva, a hot-shot striker, broke a number of of Ruben Neves’ information at Porto final season; he now holds the document as Porto’s youngest debutant in a league match, youngest starter and youngest scorer.
Wolves chairman Jeff Shi mentioned: “Our recruitment staff have been watching Fabio since he performed for Portugal under-16s and so they really feel he has all the time been one of the best quantity 9 coming by way of his age group anyplace in Europe.
“Fabio is a younger participant who reveals not solely unimaginable technical means, but additionally his recreation intelligence for a participant of his age is high class.
“He has the flexibility to drop in to hyperlink play and maintain the ball as much as deliver others into play. He all the time then seems to be to get within the field and his motion and intelligence within the penalty space is pretty much as good as anybody.
“Fabio has the potential to be a generational expertise and for us to see him develop beneath Nuno could be very thrilling. He’s the kind of participant our followers will love.”
Though he’s anticipated to be an understudy to Jimenez, it’s unlikely Wolves’ new quantity 17 will probably be fazed by the massive event.
Silva has represented his nation at junior degree from under-15s to under-19s and was a part of the Underneath-17 aspect that reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 UEFA European Championships, scoring in a 4-2 group victory towards Iceland.