CM: Eintracht determined to sign €38m Milan striker – the Rebic issue and capital gains

By Oliver Fisher -

There are two current hypothesis regarding the future of AC Milan striker Andre Silva – a report claims – with Eintracht Frankfurt keen on keeping him.

The Portugal international moved to the Bundesliga side last summer, joining on a two-year loan with Ante Rebic moving in the other direction on the same terms, with no clauses inserted regarding an option or obligation to buy on either.

As Calciomercato.com notes, Eintracht are satisfied with the performances of the former Porto striker, and Milan would not dismiss a permanent sale – also for the benefits that a farewell would bring to the club’s coffers.

André Silva was bought by Milan in the summer of 2017 for €38million. If the forward were bought in June 2021 (at the end of the two-year loan), the Rossoneri would need to collect at least €7.6million in order not to record a loss on the balance sheet. Any higher figure would generate a capital gain. For example, if it were sold in 2021 for €30million, the net capital gain for Milan would be €22.4million.

The second hypothesis is an early redemption at the end of this season by Eintracht – an option that also includes Rebic. The Croatian arrived with the same formula as Silva.

Milan could also look to push forward the process of signing Rebic permanently and avoid having to pay a price of €30-40m, so André Silva could also be included in the operation. In order not to record losses, Milan must collect at least €15.2m.

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