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Steve Bull: Fabio Silva must be patient at Wolves

Fabio Silva is almost a few months into his Wolves career now and, as Nuno says, it is a step-by-step process with the 18-year-old.

Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

My advice to him is to keep his head down and be patient, but I am sure he knows to do those things anyway.

He has come into a side which has a striker at the top of his game in Raul Jimenez, so he is going to have look to learn off the Mexican.

Silva is a talented boy and the big thing is that he has age on his side.

If he was 28 or 29, or perhaps even a few years older, he would probably be getting quite frustrated.

But Nuno knows how to integrate these youngsters, doing it gradually over the course of a season.

Silva is obviously very gifted – Wolves would not have bought him otherwise – and it is about grasping every minute he gets on the pitch, albeit he only managed a few more in the win over Palace.

He has only made one start so far, against Stoke in the Carabao Cup, and I watched him closely that night – something I always do when a new striker comes to the club.

I liked what I saw as well. He was prepared to come for the ball and also looked for it over the top. He was mixing things up, which is good, and there was a real hunger about.

Ultimately, he has just got to bide his time. There is definitely something in him, though, to be a game-changer for us down the line.

We have seen it before, too, haven’t we? Leander Dendoncker barely kicked a ball for his first six months at Wolves, and it was the same for Daniel Podence. Now, both of them have established themselves.

If Silva can follow in the footsteps of those players, he will be onto a winner.

Fingers crossed, in a couple of years or so, we will be looking at him as a special player.

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