Porto have landed a reported £35m transfer fee from the sale of Fabio Silva to Wolves amid their alleged interest in Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
Wolves confirmed the signing of the extremely talented forward on Saturday evening, with the 18-year-old signing a five-year contract.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Fabio Silva for a club record fee!
— Wolves (@Wolves) September 5, 2020
Silva has become the Premier League club’s most expensive ever signing after his reported £35m fee [Sky Sports] eclipsed that paid to Benfica for Raul Jimenez in 2019.
The transfer has secured a major financial boost for Porto, who are now cash-rich but down a striker.
That could prompt them to up their alleged interest in Rangers star Morelos.
The Scottish Sun reported last month that El Bufalo was a potential target for the Portuguese giants, after his impressive performances against them in the Europa League last season.
Morelos netted a fine goal in the away draw at the Estadio do Dragao before scoring once again in a stunning 2-0 win for the Gers at Ibrox.
His form has dropped off significantly since then and Steven Gerrard recently admitted the club hadn’t received any offers for him in some time [Herald].
It’s conceivable that Porto could be the team to break that pattern, though, by turning their interest into a concrete bid.
After all, the sale of Silva ensures they could stump up the £20m asking price for Morelos and still walk away having made a handsome profit.