Wolverhampton Wanderers target Rafa Silva has expressed his desire for a January loan move, with his game time at current club Benfica severely limited.
The midfielder is keen to earn a place in Portugal’s squad ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer, and could be on the move in the new year in his quest for regular football.
Wolves had been linked to the player in the summer according to reports in the Portuguese Press as quoted by Sport Witness, and boss Nuno Santo could reignite his interest next month should Silva become available on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Santo is familiar with his countryman having come up against him during his time as Porto boss, and could provide the classy midfielder with the playing time he craves.
The West Midlands side have proven to be an excellent place from which Portuguese players can launch their international careers, with Ruben Neves called up for recent friendlies, and the likes of Diogo Jota, Ivan Cavaleiro and Helder Costa all staking claims for a place in Fernando Santos’ side.
Wolves will be lining up permanent deals for the likes of Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini in the new year, so a big expenditure on Silva seems unlikely.
Should the player become available on loan however then the situation may change, with Santo keen to add another midfielder to his squad ahead of their final push for automatic promotion.
Silva could play a huge role in Wolves’ title surge, and certainly has the capacity to earn a place in the World Cup squad whilst at Molineux.
A deal could work for all parties.
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