AC Milan sign Andre Silva for €38 million
The Portuguese international has arrived in Milan to undergo a medical and will officially be unveiled as an AC Milan player immediately after.
The 21-year-old has become a hot prospect in Europe this past season after impressive performances for both club and country. He scored 21 goals in 44 games for Porto and 7 goals in just 8 caps for Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly approached Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign his countryman but AC Milan have won the race for the youngster.
Andre Silva arrived in Milan last night and will undergo a medical before being unveiled as AC Milan's newest signing, according to Italian news outlet Football Italia. He will be the Rossoneri's fourth signing of the summer after Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessie, and Ricardo Rodriguez. The Portuguese will fly off to Russia for the Confederations Cup with Portugal after the deal is officially announced.
Silva signed a five-year contract with Porto before the start of last season which included a release clause of €60 million but Milan have reportedly clinched a deal with the Portuguese club after a bid of just €38 million was accepted. There might be add-on bonuses in the deal which might eventually amount to €60 million.
The signing of Silva signals the intent AC Milan have to get back to the pinnacle of Italian and European football after going off the radar in the past few seasons. With the club being backed by Chinese investors now, Milan will be hoping to break the dominance of Juventus in the Serie A next season.