Fabio Silva is making good progress at Wolves, says Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo has praised teenager Fabio Silva for how he has adjusted to life at Wolves – with the boss seeing ‘improvement each day’.

Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

The January transfer window officially opens tomorrow and the club are in the market for a new striker to ‘rebalance the squad’ while Raul Jimenez is on the sidelines.

But Nuno is still with very happy with 18-year-old Silva, who was signed from Porto for a club-record £35million in the summer, and how he has embraced life in Wolverhampton amid all the difficulties brought about by Covid-19.

“Yes. He’s adapting. He’s getting better,” said Nuno, when asked if he has been impressed by Silva’s work so far,

“Fabio, like all the players when they go away from home, they have to embrace a new challenge.

“You have to have the ability to overcome all the obstacles. That’s very important, and Fabio has this character.

“He’s very young, but every training session for him is huge. He puts all that he has on it, so the only way is to improve.

“I see him making these steps of improvement each day.”

Silva recently opened his Premier League account from the penalty spot at Burnley, and Nuno says that was a clear display of the forward’s character.

“He didn’t grab the ball straight away. He asked his older team-mates, showed a lot of respect for them, and there was an agreement he should take the penalty,” added Nuno.

“He did not grab the ball as that would not be character, that would be disrespect.”

Meanwhile, Nuno has been charged for his comments on Lee Mason after the loss at Burnley.

Nuno claimed referee Mason ‘does not have the quality to whistle in the Premier League’.

The Portuguese has now been charged, having until Tuesday to respond.

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