As Portuguese newspaper A Bola today dedicates a page to Benfica star Rafa Silva, they bring a short story saying this could be the winger’s last season with the Eagles.
It’s said that despite the many clubs who became interested in him since he moved to Lisbon, there was never an agreement for his transfer out of Portugal, and that could finally change at the end of this season.
And when speaking of potential destinations for the 28-year-old this summer, there’s one clear possibility for him on the table. That’s Wolverhampton Wanderers.
A Bola writes that Wolves have been making ‘exploratory contacts’ for the signing, which are motivated by the ‘knowledge’ that former Benfica boss Bruno Lage has on Rafa Silva.
It’s said those talks are for a move worth between €20m and €30m, with performance bonuses included.
A Bola doesn’t say how much would be enough to convince Benfica of a deal now. What they do claim is that Silva never left the club because of the lack of an agreement between clubs, and this time, things should change because the Eagles are finally willing to listen to bids.
That’s because the winger is already 29, and this could be his last summer to get a real chance to move to a more competitive league.
The newspaper still points out that despite Barcelona’s wish of signing Adama Traore on a permanent deal, the situation with Francisco Trincão seems to be a little different at Molineux, with the player wishing to have more minutes. This is seen as another reason why Wolves could invest that money on Silva’s arrival.