AC Milan sign FC Porto striker Andre Silva for €38 million


AC Milan have announced their fourth acquisition of the summer transfer window, signing Andre Silva from FC Porto on a five-year contract.

The 21-year-old striker joins the Serie A outfit a year-and-a-half since breaking into Porto’s first team, where he finished the season as the club’s top-scorer and joint-third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 16 goals from 32 appearances.

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Andre Silva leaves FC Porto after only one full season with the first team. He played his first two-and-a-half seasons with Porto B, scoring 24 times from 84 appearances, before being called up to the first team as a back-up option in December 2015. He finishes his Porto career with 24 goals from 55 appearances for the first team.

“I’m very happy to have joined such a prestigious club with such a great history,” said Silva.

Silva also made a positive contribution to FC Porto’s Champions League campaign this term, scoring five times from 10 appearances, including a brace against Leicester City.

“I can guarantee I will give everything I can to help this club realise their ambitions.”

Milan’s new striker is also a full international with Portugal after working his way from under 16 to under 21 level, before earning his first senior call up in September last year.

He links up with his international teammates once again this week in preparation for the upcoming Confederations Cup.

The €38 million deal brings Milan to almost €100 million spent already this summer after picking up Mateo Musacchio (€18m), Franck Kessie (€28m) and Ricardo Rodriguez (€15m), while they remain in the hunt for several other players.


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