Portuguese striker Andre Silva has been roped in by Bundesliga club RB Leipzig from Eintracht Frankfurt for €23 million. The player will sign a five-year deal with the club until 2026.
Andre Silva was one of the most promising stars in Bundesliga as he scored Silva scored 28 goals last season for Frankfurt, just behind Robert Lewandowski (41) and helped his side to clinch a UEFA Europa League spot for next season.
Hailing from Porto’s academy, Silva made his professional debut with Porto in 2015 and played for two years scoring 17 goals in 41 appearances. In 2017, he signed for AC Milan but he failed miserably as he only managed to score 2 goals in 41 appearances in his first season. He was further loaned to Sevilla but he failed to make a mark in Spain also. Eintracht Frankfurt approached the player in 2019-20 and was sent out on loan from Milan to the German club. In his first season, he scored 12 goals in 25 appearances which made Frankfurt sign him on a permanent deal. His staggering performance last season has helped him to get a move to RB Leipzig.
Silva is also a regular part of the Portuguese National Team and has clinched 16 goals in 42 games. He was a part of Portugal’s Euro 2020 squad but he failed to score in any of the three games with his country and had a limited game time.
RB Leipzig finished second last season but have sold their star centre back Dayot Upamecano was sold to Bayern Munich along with another centre back Ibrahima Konate who was signed by Premier League giants Liverpool. American coach Jesse Marsch has also been appointed as Leipzig’s new head coach after Julen Nagelsmann left for Bayern Munich. They also recently signed 18-year-old American player Caden Clark from New York Red Bulls.
At Frankfurt, Silva had a weekly salary of £76,000 and used to earn €3 million per season. Reportedly, he will receive €4 million per season at Leipzig which is pay raise.
Silva would be hoping to continue his last year’s form at his new club and it is surely a step ahead in his career as he will get to show his attacking prowess in the Champions League next season.