Fabio Silva has 2 post Rangers transfer options as agent seeks Wolves exit

Former Rangers loanee Fabio Silva
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The agent of Fabio Silva has revealed the former Rangers loanee has set his sights on playing in Italy or Spain next season.

Silva, 21, is seeking a fresh start this summer after a difficult four seasons at Wolves. The Portugal Under-21 starlet doesn't have a future with the Premier League club who are ready to offload a player they paid Porto £35million for in summer 2020. Silva has spent time on loan with Anderlecht, PSV and Rangers but representative Carlos Oliveira says the striker has options on the table in Italy.

Asked if Bologna and Fiorentina have enquired about his availability, Oliveira told TMW: "Fabio is among their options. Giovanni Sartori, who I consider a master, and Bologna's sporting director, Marco Di Vaio, appreciate Fabio. Raffaele Palladino, Fiorentina's new coach, also likes him a lot. We will have to wait and see how the market evolves, also because there are some clubs that need to sell before making new additions."

Once tipped as one of the rising stars in Europe, Silva has yet to fulfill his potential. That's why Oliveira is determined to find the forward a new permanent home, with Serie A and La Liga the preferred options.

He said: "I believe it is essential that he manages to stabilize himself in a club where he feels the trust of the club and where he can have good playing time for at least two seasons in a row. He is still very young, he is 21 years old and has immense potential, he will have to work hard and stay focused on his goals. The striker is a particular role, many mature over time and patience is needed.

“I think it's an excellent championship [Serie A] for him, we are prioritizing the Spanish and Italian markets for next season. I believe that one of the two championships will be the next step for Fabio. Yes, there was a lot of interest at the beginning of the season and then also in January. The Italian market is a bit particular, many clubs conclude their final transfer deals in the last few days."