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Wolves in no rush to make Silvio decision

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Wolves are prepared to delay a decision on keeping Silvio until the final days of the defender’s contract.

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Discussions over whether to extend the Portugal international’s deal at Molineux by a further year remain ongoing but the club are determined not to be rushed, as they assess all possible options ahead of what promises to be a busy summer.

Silvio was limited to just five first-team appearances last season after joining on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid, missing four months of the campaign after suffering a broken foot in December.

The 29-year-old left-back impressed in games against Huddersfield and Preston after returning to fitness for the final weeks of the season and that is expected to be taken into consideration by Wolves.

But the club are also keeping an open mind when it comes to their summer plans and a decision on Silvio may not be taken until after players have reported back for pre-season training on Monday week, when new boss Nuno Espirito Santo will meet his squad for the first time.

Wolves can activate a clause in the player’s contract which would extend his stay by a further 12 months at any time up until June 30, the date after which his existing deal would expire and he would become a free agent.

Silvio, one of 12 signings made in the space of five weeks following Fosun’s takeover at Molineux last July, recently hailed the arrival of countryman Nuno in a newspaper interview but conceded he remained in the dark with regard to his own future.

Reports linking Wolves with a move for Hartlepool midfielder Brad Walker are meanwhile understood to be wide of the mark.

The 21-year-old had a spell on trial at Molineux in 2015 but is not on the club’s summer shortlist.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

Sports journalist for the Express & Star

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