Rangers Set to Pass on Permanent Deal for Loanee Fabio Silva

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Short-term Stay at Ibrox

Rangers have decided against pursuing a permanent transfer for Fabio Silva when his loan spell concludes this summer. The 21-year-old striker, currently on a six-month loan from Wolves, has failed to impress sufficiently to warrant a longer stay with the Glasgow side.

Underwhelming Performance

Despite being given ample opportunity to shine, with 12 starts in various competitions, Silva’s return of four goals in 19 appearances has been deemed insufficient. His output has not matched that of teammate Cyriel Dessers, who, despite facing criticism, has outscored Silva this season.

Alan Hutton’s Verdict

Ex-Aston Villa and Rangers defender Alan Hutton has voiced his opinion on Silva’s future, citing the player’s inconsistency as a key factor in the decision. Hutton highlighted Silva’s high transfer fee and the expectation that comes with it, expressing doubts over the player’s ability to adapt and deliver on the investment.

Concerns Over On-Field Conduct

Hutton also expressed concerns regarding Silva’s on-field conduct, particularly instances of diving, which he believes detract from the player’s natural ability. The former defender’s comments suggest that Silva’s tendency to go to ground too easily has not gone unnoticed.

Financial Implications

The financial aspect of any potential deal appears to be a significant obstacle. With Wolves having invested a reported £35 million in Silva back in 2020, Rangers are unlikely to match such a valuation given the player’s lackluster performance at Ibrox.

Conclusion: Silva’s Rangers Tenure Nearing End

As Silva’s time at Rangers nears its end, Hutton’s insights suggest that the club is not convinced the forward is the right investment for the future. The combination of inconsistent displays, questionable conduct, and a prohibitive price tag has led to the decision that Silva’s future lies away from Ibrox.

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