Friday, 28 July, 2017

AC Milan sign Porto striker Andre Silva

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Isaac Mcdaniel | 13 June, 2017, 11:47

Seven-time European football champions AC Milan on Monday announced the signing of young Portuguese striker Andre Silva from Porto on a five-season contract for a reported transfer fee of around $40 million.

Silva would become Milan's fourth acquisition since Serie A ended last month, after Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie and Ricardo Rodriguez. He's also made his mark for the Portugal national side, scoring seven goals in his first eight games.

They were bought by the Chinese-backed Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux company in April and the new owners have shown their ambition with heavy investment in the squad this summer.

It's important that expectations remain tailored to what's actually realistic.

For 21-year-old forward of "Milan" has paid Porto € 38 million, and two million can get all the Dragons if Silva is successful in Italy.

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After leading his national side to their first global honour, last year, Ronaldo will be seeking to add another in a few weeks as the enter the Confederation Cup.

The player has been approached by several big European clubs - I can't say who.

Milan posted a video of Silva performing various drills.

Perhaps the biggest allure of the player is that he's netted seven goals in just eight worldwide games for Portugal, prompting legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo to brand him the "heir to Portugal".

Will Andre Silva be a hit in Milan? Silva hailed the structure of Milan and was delighted with the facilities at the club - stating it was a dream come true to be part of the Rossoneri. Let us know in the comments section below.

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