Over in Italy, the idea of Jorge Mendes bringing AC Milan’s André Silva to Wolverhampton appears to be growing, as Tuttosport seem fairly confident it will happen.
The Portuguese forward has had a terrible first year with his new club, scoring just two goals in the league, and it appears AC Milan are willing to cut their losses just a year later if they can get most of their initial investment back.
Bought for around £35m from Porto in the first place, Silva would require a generous chunk of money to be brought to Molineux, and the fact Tuttosport state Marco Fassone, AC Milan’s managing director, is “comfortable” with how much he spent on Silva in the first place leads us to believe they expect a similar amount to be spent by Wolves.
We’re not sure we’re ready to fully believe them just yet, mostly because it just seems too easy to use Wolves as the “Gestifute Academy”; an image many in Europe are starting to develop.
Maybe we’re wrong and Nuno Espirito Santo will comply with Jorge Mendes’ apparent wishes, but unless Fosun International are prepared to invest close to £100m this summer, splurging £30m+ on a 22-year-old striker who struggled to score in Serie A seems like a very risky gamble at this stage.