Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Fábio Silva has now become a transfer target for Real Madrid, according to surprise claims from Spain.

The 18-year-old swapped FC Porto for Wolves in a deal worth €40m last summer and has made 29 league appearances [including eight starts] in his debut season in England. The striker has scored four goals and registered two assists in the process.

Defensa Central, a website which focuses its coverage on the La Liga side, explain Los Blancos are looking to bring in a new No.9 and Silva is identified as one of the options in the next market.

It’s claimed Zinedine Zidane’s side are ‘closely following’ the Portugal international, who has a contract with the Premier League club until 2025.

Karim Benzema and Mariano Díaz are the only two experienced strikers currently in the Real Madrid squad, and the latter has struggled since he returned to the Bernabéu from Lyon in 2018.

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Díaz’s struggles and Benzema’s age [33] has convinced Real Madrid to look for a new striker in the upcoming window.

Defensa Central only explain Real Madrid are ‘closely following’ Nuno Espírito Santo’s man, who has emerged as one of the options to strengthen their striker position in the summer. No additional details are mentioned in the report.