Official: André Silva leaves Milan and joins Sevilla on loan with option to buy

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André Silva during a Portugal press conference at on June 18, 2018. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
André Silva during a Portugal press conference at on June 18, 2018. (FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

It is now official that the Portuguese has left Milan and will play in La Liga at least for the next season.

André Silva joined Milan from Porto last summer for €38m but failed to properly adapt to the world of Italian football and often found himself on the bench.

After just 2, albeit crucial, Serie A goals, Silva is already saying goodbye to Milan. Today he landed in Spain and this evening the transfer was completed.

“Sevilla and Milan have reached an agreement for the loan, with option to buy, of André Silva, subject to the passing of a medical,” the La Liga outfit wrote on their official website this evening. “At 22 years old André Silva is one of the most promising forwards in European football, first making his breakthrough with Porto in the 16/17 season when he scored 16 goals in 32 league games.

“He would score 24 goals in 58 games for the Club, making him a key member of the Portugal squad – 12 goals in 26 matches – and leading him to a transfer to Milan. For the Italian side, despite not being afforded the continuity he desired, Silva still managed 10 goals in 40 appearances.”

It is believed that Sevilla will pay €5m for the loan of Silva while the option is for €30m. Andre will hope to impress and make a name for himself, after losing his momentum during his year at Milan.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t like this deal. He was very talented but Milan wasn’t the right fit for him. We signed him to play behind Kalinic, which was already a terrible idea, but then Cutrone came in and exploded, making life more difficult for him. He never got consistent playing time and an opportunity to play through his mistakes. I was hoping he would go to Sevilla on loan, get some playing time and build his confidence and come back. Now if Silva blows up we’d lose him with a cheaper price, and if he fails, he’s back here and no way we can sell him for more than 20 million. Either way, I hope with all these sales we’re building up to a big signing, Silva and Locatelli weren’t expected to leave so we should have more funds.

     
  2. I dont think any player of such talent would want to be 3rd choice for 2 seasons. You made the right decision lad, wish you all the best.

     
  3. Well, it’s an option to buy and not an obligation, so we’ll see what happens. Might come back just like Bacca, who knows.
    Either way, still think he acted like a professional and didn’t whine at his lack of playing time or so, even at his young age as some might think he gives somewhat of a primadonna-vibe – me for example.
    Good luck in your future adventure Silva!

     
  4. Kalinic, Silva, locatelli, Bacca, Antonelli, Montolivo, bonucci, who else is on the list of leaving Milan

     
  5. Will keep my finger cross watching LeoDini perform their magic with the remaining 7days in the transfer market. only if Bacca will be staying i doubt cuz we can play just two striker Haguain and inexperience Cutrone thruOut the season knowing we will be playing in 3 competitive competition . Fighting for Champions League spot and playing to go far in Europa .. If Montolivo will be leaving as reported 3 mid fielders still needed a creative and a Box to box and register cuz we only seems to have Biglia which we all know he is lazy slow and injury prone i don’t trust Hakan adapting to the role. also a sharp pacey winger needed ..

     
    • Dont start with this “LeoDini” thing..
      They’re both legend for us..and they deserve to be called by their full name..

       
  6. 5 million on loan plus 25 on option to buy, sounds good enough.

    Good luck Silva, let’s see if you can have that season where Sevilia is willing to pay for you outright next year.

     
  7. Suddenly we seem a bit thin, and certainly in terms of quality, which was the problem to begin with. Certainly wouldn’t have been getting rid of two out of three of the lastest when you see some of the dross we have left. That said, it’s probably a job finding a club to take some of said dross off our hands, given the wages!

     
  8. An exchange b/w Silva with M Depay would awesome instead of loan him to sevila, Depay is the right guy for Milan, I cant understand why they done such unproductive deal….

     
  9. Not been the best of times Andrea but you are still very young and can easily recover in a new environment especially in Spain. Will be happier to see you back. Good luck

     
  10. Forza Milan!!! Forza Milan!!!
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    Arriverderci!!! Forza Milan!!

     

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