Two Wolves transfers likely as £63.1m duo left out of pre-season squad

Fabio Silva is consoled by Wolves teammate Matheus Cunha.Fabio Silva is consoled by Wolves teammate Matheus Cunha.
Fabio Silva is consoled by Wolves teammate Matheus Cunha. | Wolves via Getty Images
Two Wolverhampton Wanderers players have been left out of pre-season training ahead of potential transfers.

Gonçalo Guedes and Fabio Silva have not travelled with the Wolves squad to Marbella ahead of likely departures from the club.

It’s understood that the pair have been given extra time off to explore their options with their futures in doubt. Wolves are also actively seeking resolutions in a bid to recoup as much of the £63.1 million that was spent to bring the two attackers to Molineux.

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Guedes, who joined from Valencia in August 2022 for £27.5 million, has made just 18 appearances for the Old Gold. The 27-year-old has failed to live up to expectations as he’s totted up less than 1,000 minutes and only scored two goals.

Two loans - firstly to Benfica and then to Villarreal - didn’t work out either as Guedes netted a combined five goals in 48 matches. The winger wasn’t in Gary O’Neil’s plans last campaign and that’s expected to be the case again, so a transfer away is very likely.

Things haven’t worked out for Silva, either. The now 21-year-old joined as a teenager with a mightily high ceiling but just five goals and six assists in 72 games represent awful value from the £35.1 million paid to Porto in 2020.

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Loan moves to RSC Anderlecht, PSV Eindhoven and Rangers have revitalised Silva’s form somewhat but the striker has no future with Wanderers. With interest aplenty from abroad, it awaits to be seen just how much Wolves can recoup.

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It’s a different outlook for fellow attacker Daniel Podence, who has made the pre-season squad. The winger won the Europa Conference League on loan at Olympiacos last campaign and has been linked with a permanent move but remains with Wanderers for now.

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