Andre Silva could be moving from Italy to England this summer. Some newer EPL teams are looking to sign the Portuguese striker.
AC Milan and Portugal striker Andre Silva could be moving teams for a third consecutive year. After moving from Porto to Milan last year, Silva could make a move to the Premier League this summer. Reports have confirmed that Huddersfield and Wolves are interested in signing the 22-year old. The Terriers are willing to spend £33million for Silva.
Silva was disappointing in the Serie A season scoring just twice in 24 appearances. His best performances came for his country. Silva scored nine goals in World Cup qualifying and will be starting alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal’s frontline for the World Cup in Russia.
Audacity can lead to longevity.
Last season, all three of the newly promoted teams stayed up in the Premier League. Huddersfield was one of those teams. David Wagner is now trying to extend their stay and turn them into a mid-table contender for next season. Andre Silva has room to grow and will take some time to adapt to the EPL, but that’s exactly what Huddersfield have to do as well. He could be a good fit at the John Smith’s Stadium.
For Wolves, it’s a similar story. Their legacy as a team is constantly going up and going down. One factor going in Wolves favor in the Silva sweepstakes is the Portuguese connection. The manager, Nuno Espirito Santo is Portuguese and has four players from Portugal already in his squad. One of those players is Ruben Neves, another Portuguese youngster like Silva.
At Wolves, it would take Silva more time to grow than at Huddersfield. Wolves are brand-new to the EPL scene while Huddersfield has a year under their belt. I wouldn’t expect Silva to be a great goalscorer right when he steps into the league, but he can be soon. If he did go to Wolves, that would be free practice for Portugal as Silva and Neves would play together all year and develop chemistry. Those two are Portugal’s future after Ronaldo retires.
The price tag of £33million is steep, but teams like Huddersfield and Wolves need to have the guts to throw big money for players they believe can keep them in the EPL for many years. Silva can become one of those players in two to three years. His youth and room to grow as a goalscorer fit the mold of either team perfectly.