AC Milan look set to be able to recoup a sizeable transfer fee should they sell Andre Silva to Eintracht Frankfurt, a report claims.
The Portugal international arrived at Milan back in 2017 from Porto for a fee widely reported to be in the region of €38million, but he never settled and was sent to Eintracht Frankfurt on a two-year loan last summer after a failed loan spell at Sevilla last season.
After an inconsistent first half of the season, Andre Silva has exploded: he has scored seven goals in eight Bundesliga games since the restart for Eintracht, making it 15 goals and five assists in all competitions this campaign.
As MilanNews notes, Silva has laid his cards on the table, stating recently: “They treat me well here. I like the city, the fans and the Bundesliga. There are therefore many reasons that push me to stay.”
Despite the economic damage caused by the Coronavirus emergency, the 24-year-old’s exploits cannot be ignored and Milan are watching on with a smile.
The Rossoneri are absolutely willing to start discussions with the Main club over a permanent deal, knowing know they can pull the price up to a figure close to €25million euros.
The Eintracht management are all very happy with André, who has always proven to be a great professional with a fantastic work ethic. If Silva were to continue at this rate, the amount requested by Milan could even go up.
With regards to Ante Rebic – who arrived on the same terms as part of the Silva agreement – the two are not connected and the possible purchase of one does not depend on the other, but it is inevitable that Eintracht will try to insert the Croatian in the operation to bring the cost down.
Milan certainly want to keep Rebic, but also want to make the most of Silva’s sale.