Wolves have confirmed a record-breaking transfer for Porto star Fabio Silva.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Porto starlet Fabio Silva for a club record fee of £35million.

The 18-year-old has joined the Premier League side on a five-year deal, keeping him at Molineux until the summer of 2025.


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Wolves confirmed the transfer via Twitter on Saturday evening, as Silva became the most expensive signing in the Midlands club’s history. The Portuguese wonderkid has already broken the record of fellow striker Raul Jimenez, who made a permanent move to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side from Benfica last summer for a fee of £30m.

So, Wolves’ new signing is now breaking records off the pitch, but he was doing the same on the pitch for his former club Porto. Silva broke the club’s record as the youngest ever player and youngest goalscorer last season, previously set by compatriot and Wolves star Ruben Neves.

Silva rose through the ranks at Porto, where he scored 20 goals in 26 appearances for the under-19 side, and his impressive displays had him tipped for a big-money move to Europe for some time.

We are delighted to announce the signing of Fabio Silva for a club record fee!


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His incredible record with the under-19 team convinced Porto coach Sergio Conceicao to take him to the senior level in the Primera Liga, and he won 12 matches during the 2019/20 season. Kay, who scored his first professional goal in a 3-0 win. Victory over Famalicao

Silva’s rise to fame has attracted the attention of some of Europe’s elite, but it was Santo and Wolves who snapped up his signature, adding the youngster to their current crop of Portuguese stars.

The striker will be able to learn his trade from the excellent Jimenez, who has been irreplaceable in the Wolves side since his arrival two years ago, scoring 17 league goals last season.

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