Over the past couple of weeks, Wolves links with Rafa Silva have merged, originally in the Portuguese media.

The Benfica player has been failing to impress in Lisbon since his €16m move from Braga, and could be moving on in the January window.

A recent story from the Portuguese press claimed that his departure had been decided, but the Benfica board still didn’t know if he should leave permanently or on a loan deal. The original report had been concentrated on a loan, with Wolves the only club mentioned.

O Jogo thought it would be a good idea to ask fans what they think should happen, and it turns out one of the options got more than 50% of the votes.

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50.4% of the Benfica fans who took part in the poll think Rafa Silva should be loaned out. Only 21.3% want him to stay in the squad, while another 16.7% want him sold, and 11.6% did not respond.

That makes it clear that people in Lisbon don’t want Rafa gone for good, and would rather keep things the way they are than selling him right now.

So if Benfica board listens to fans, Wolves should have a good chance of a January loan.

But maybe a loan transfer and the player partially gone would make the Benfica fans forget about him for a bit, and then Wolves can try to keep him in England next summer. That’s just an idea, because these graphics show there will be a riot of Rafa is sold.