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Fabio Silva - A Wolves timeline

Fabio Silva is set to join Scottish giants Rangers on loan until the end of the season after another disappointing chapter in his Wolves career.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Fabio Silva celebrates

It was a shock when Silva first signed for Wolves in September 2020, for a then club-record transfer fee of £35 million – a hefty outlay for an 18-year-old.

He was described as a 'teenage wonderkid' and people at Porto compared his ability as a youngster to that of Christiano Ronaldo, who had come through the youth system there.

Wolves chairman Jeff Shi claimed the youngster had the 'potential to be a generational talent' but it is safe to say, his time at Molineux never really got going.

When Silva first arrived at the club Raul Jimenez was the main man and the plan was for the youngster to develop in the slipstream of the Wolves number nine.

But Jimenez suffered a horrific fractured skull at Arsenal in November 2020 and Silva found himself thrust into the first-team picture sooner than anticipated.