Director confirms Milan’s intention to sign winger permanently and opens up for swap deal

By Oliver Fisher -

Sporting director Fredi Bobic has confirmed that Eintracht Frankfurt want to keep Andre Silva beyond 2021, and that the same applies with Milan and Ante Rebic.

The Croatia international arrived in the summer on a two-year loan deal from Eintracht Frankfurt and struggled up until the Christmas break, but he exploded afterwards scoring seven goals in 2020 alone to become the outright top scorer for the season.

A number of different outlets have reported that Milan now wish to make the deal permanent with a €25m valuation mentioned, though the idea of using Andre Silva as a counterpart has also been widely touted.

The Portugal international moved the other way on the same terms last summer and scored on Saturday for the Bundesliga side in their 3-1 defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Now, Frankfurt’s sporting director Fredi Bobic has discussed the future of the two players in question, confirming the possibility of both players making their loan moves permanent.

“We clearly intend to keep André Silva beyond the two-year loan,” he said.

“It also applies to Rebic, I’m glad he’s doing well after having had a little adjustment period. But I had no doubt that they would perform.”

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