By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

8th Jul, 2022 | 10:00am

Wolves striker Fabio Silva set for Anderlecht loan - Fabrizio Romano

Wolves striker Fabio Silva is set for a season-long loan to Belgium club Anderlecht, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 19-year-old striker joined Wolves in the 2020 summer transfer window from Porto for £36m but is now said to be close to joining the 34-time Belgium Pro League champions.

The deal had been rumoured about for weeks but Romano has now reported the deal on Twitter on 7 July.

Romano said: “Anderlecht are set to sign Fábio Silva on loan from Wolves. Belgian club will pay full salary until June 2023 as Pedro Sepulveda reports.

“Fábio Silva has already accepted the destination and is now waiting for the deal to be completed.”

Fresh start for Silva?

Life in the Midlands have not gone according to plan for Silva, who has failed to live up to expectations since his blockbuster move to the Molinieux.

The Portuguese centre-forward had only had one real season in men’s football before the club spent almost £40m on the then 18-year-old. [Sky Sports]

Since the move, he has gone on to make 62 appearances for the club, with a disappointing return of four goals and six assists.

This move could be the kickstart that he so desperately needs, as he has failed to show why the club invested so heavily into him so far.

He still has a lot of potential, and clearly has the physical presence and work ethic to become a success.

The only thing currently missing from his game is the goals that every striker dreams of scoring, and hopefully for Silva, he can re-find his scoring touch in Belgium.

In other news, Erling Haaland has now confirmed what shirt number he will wear at Manchester City.