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These have been some troubled weeks for the Wolves, a team that for the first time with Nuno Santo, has favored some cuts and changes.
Nuno’s tenure in the Midlands has been full of familiar styles and tactics. Before his team drew with Southampton, he had never played with a four-man defense.
That was a period of 166 Consecutive starts with a three-body baseline. It was initially fruitful. The Wolves drew with the Saints and then beat a downed Arsenal team in North London.
However, after getting beaten up by Liverpool and proving defeat against Aston Villa, they returned to their proven three-man defense against Chelsea. The result was a victory.
However, the formation change has not been the only thing that has worried the Wolves. Indeed, Raúl Jiménez’s skull fracture has also played havoc with his attacking options.
Fabio Silva, the club signing of records, he has yet to score in the league and as a result he raises a very specific question. Did the wolves make a mistake in the summer?
Of course, Fosun and Nuno paid for the potential in Silva, but with Jiménez now lost through injury, a more experienced professional is needed.
They had one in their sights in the summer, but did not hire him: Carlos Vinicius. The Brazilian was at Benfica but the Midlanders were failed with a sale in January and then in the summer.
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He subsequently joined the Spurs on loan with a view to a permanent transfer of £ 40.5 million. He’s only made one appearance in the Premier League, but he’s been a force to be reckoned with in Europe, scoring Three times and assisting three goals in just five outings.
It’s no surprise to see described as “exciting” by BT Sport expert Glenn Hoddle.
Silva is still learning his trade and despite the enormous price that brought him to England, it seems too early to entrust him as their main center forward. Thus, a player like Vinicius would have been of enormous help.
That is not to say that Silva will not turn out well, but in the short term, Vinicius would have been a better option.
It’s a shame the wolves couldn’t sign him.
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