Portuguese midfielder Rafa Silva has been living a delicate situation at Benfica. Not able to impress since his move in the summer of 2016, the player is now tipped to leave in the January window, whether it be on loan or a permanent transfer.

Rumours from Portugal have been suggesting Wolves as a possible destination. Portuguese players have been succeeding at the Championship club, so that’s a place where he could find some good form and maybe return to Lisbon on a high.

But the word around the player is of total silence. Sport Witness called Rafa Silva’s agent on Wednesday, and the representative wasn’t any keen on commenting on the rumour, whether than be about Wolves specifically or the situation generally.

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“I will not comment on that. Even because we are in a moment of great definition and do not intend to comment anything to any question,” Antonio Araujo told Sport Witness.

Even if a Wolves transfer is being worked on, things shouldn’t be so easy. Benfica paid €16m to take Rafa from Braga one year ago, and it’s unlikely that they would sell him for much less. Especially because their fans don’t want him gone permanently, so a loan is the most possible situation.

Wolves’ status as the most Portuguese English club is probably behind the links.