André Silva set for Milan move, medical check-ups scheduled for tomorrow, fee said to be close to €40 million

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Andre Silva celebrates after scoring during Porto-Leicester at the Dragao Stadium on December 7, 2016. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Andre Silva celebrates after scoring during Porto-Leicester at the Dragao Stadium on December 7, 2016. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

The player was at training center Milanello this evening meeting Mirabelli and Fassone, and tomorrow he will undergo the medical check-ups.

Milan have been searching for a new striker and after making moves (and offers) for Alvaro Morata, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Andrea Belotti, it appears that they have decided to change their strategy and today (Sunday), they closed the deal to bring Porto’s 21-year-old striker André Silva to Milan.

According to Milannews.it, Gianluca Di Marzio, La Gazzetta dello Sport and others, today Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli had a secret meeting with Jorge Mendes and Silva himself, who already visited training center Milanello giving his definitive ‘yes’ for the move to red and black.

Milannews.it reports that the deal with Porto has been found on the basis of €36-40m, a number that is well below the €60m buy-out clause of the player, who netted 21 goals in 44 matches last season. It’s likely that Silva’s representative, the super-agent Mendes played a big part in the negotiation. The player will sign a five-year contract but his salary has not yet been leaked to the press.

Yesterday it was reported that Milan are considering signing both Silva and Nikola Kalinić instead of spending all their striker budget on a player like Belotti, and it really seems to be what Fassone and Mirabelli are thinking, and so the Portugal international may not be the last striker to arrive.

Andre Silva will be at La Madonnina clinic tomorrow at 07:30. He is Milan’s 4th purchase of the window after Mateo Musacchio, Franck Kessié and Ricardo Rodriguez. And it’s not even mid-June.

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Haso112
Haso112
4 years ago

Good buy…. Belotti can stay at Torino or go wherever he wants (We are i in the Europa league and have a great project going), he sure won’t be missed… 100 Million is just way over the bar…. 60 Million max and mind you guys, Porto had a release clause on Andres Silva’s contract worth €60m, but because the Portuguese club is going through Financial Fair Play issues, they have seemingly accepted the €38m offer..

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Haso112

Agreed. Fassone and Mirabelli are working wonders so far. This is the first time in years I’m actually excited for the season to start.

WhereIsTheSpirit
WhereIsTheSpirit
4 years ago

All the best for the next season. I believe that the last signing would be a playmaker. If James comes from Madrid, the Colombian NT coach would be very very happy bcoz the transfer is good for Bacca & James.

Little milan
Little milan
4 years ago

We shouldn’t go on doubting this guy(Silva) its a young tallented player nd i believe he will become a success in Milan. kaka didn’t become a famous player until he get to Milan. So let’s give him a try. We only need some creative and experience midfielder, to support his effort.

ardi
ardi
4 years ago

Milan should never buy Nikola Kalinic, he is to old and does not score that meny goals why waste 30M on him… both Bacca and lapadula are better than him, and we can´t sell bacca for 20M right now if milan get 15-18M for him they should sell. Lapadula should stay, he is a fighter. he plays for the team and for the jersey, and he socre goals. Wach Belotti for another season, and trust me he will not be able to score over 25 goals with Torino and torino will sell him for 60M next year… even now i… Read more »

Emil
Emil
4 years ago

Forza Milan.. Can’t wait for the next season

Hachim
4 years ago

Andre Silva, Emil Forsberg and Andrea Conte would make my summer.

Not only are these transfer bringing the spot light back on Milan and improving the squad significantly, but also giving us that fear factor that we have been lacking for the past 5/6 years. The way we are going around our business is A* stuff, how anybody can hate on Milans business so far hasn’t got their head screwed on right.

Forza Milan,

kiko
kiko
4 years ago
Reply to  Hachim

Agreed .. I hope Andre Silva, Emil Forsberg and Andrea Conti wearing Milan shirt this season.

Cocor
Cocor
4 years ago

Welcome Andre Silva i count on you

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Some will always complain. Even if we got Messi, some would complain that we should have gotten Ronaldo. Silva is an awesome player and still very very young. In few years he will be worth 100mil!!! This management is doing an amazing job, best we have had in years. Keep in mind most of the top players won’t come until Milan makes it to the champions league. The changes that the management is making will get is to CL very soon. If you don’t like their work, you’re more than welcome to go and cheer on inter.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

No I don’t like their work.

But it is insulting to suggest ”go and cheer on inter”.

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Screw them Ink let them believe that… They are just fooling themselves

Rosso138
Rosso138
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

why dont you like their work?

Only thing which is not (yet) done is signing creative midfielder.

everything else has been great, especially cosidering last 5 years…

dejan10
dejan10
4 years ago
Reply to  Rosso138

I think he wants Bacca to lumber around a bit more for us up front and Abate’s obviously this generation’s Cafu so there’s no need to buy Conti. The others I can’t help you with.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Rosso138

The answer is on the next comment I made.
Jun 12, 2017 at 8:24 am.

ck
ck
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

According to what you have agreed with Milan10, Silva can be a playmaker as well. Still crying???? Support Juve then.

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  ck

Wut again?
Did you even read what I wrote about playmakers?

rossonerisiamonoi
rossonerisiamonoi
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

That’s a stupid thing to say Joe , Ink wants to support juventus not Inter and definetly not Milan if he doesn’t like the players we brought in so far

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

Yeah I came out of caves after we got money and started buying players. Before that I was sooooooooo disappointed with Milan that I stopped watching matches and supporting Milan and all I could do is make sad Lana Del Rey expressions and cry, not being able to bear watching Milan. All I could do is moan about the great Milan team *back in days* when Milan was winning everything and I was supporting them. Now FINALLY we have money to spend, so I am baaaaaaaaaaack from my sorrowful cave! Oh wait that does not describe me. That smells like… Read more »

Cocor
Cocor
4 years ago

Welcome Andre Silva i count on you , to me it was you or Pierre Aubameyang

Gio
Gio
4 years ago

I never seen him play, but for most comments he looks promising. This negotiations with Mendez can lead us to James Rodriguez, he is a terrific playmaker and aggressive in attack too and if Bacca stays I am sure his goal score will rise by a lot… Forza Milan!!!

B Hutama
B Hutama
4 years ago

Is he really good promising player? I don’t know anything about him..

gaetu
gaetu
4 years ago

Everyone was overexited about belotti coming to milan even if we paid 100 mil for him. Even if he scores next season over 20 goals in the league he is no 100 mil striker yet. Andre is a good striker, young and very promising even if we paid almost 40 mil. he can become a worldclass striker. Now we should get a playmaker, a defender in case romagnoli or mussachio get injured or banned and a 2nd striker in case lapadula or bacca leaves, that if keita or emil joines our team. We need squad to rotate for europa league… Read more »

Gredenko
4 years ago

Silva is very similar to Alex pato,only dat he got no injury problems

Hachoff
4 years ago
Reply to  Gredenko

Yeah you get it both pato and silver

Cocor
Cocor
4 years ago

I wish the next one is Forsbeg 22 assist this what we’re need guys, with him we’re all gonna be smiling on Sunday and Thursday

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  Cocor

Hahahahaha i can imagine what the look on your face is going to be when you realize how overrated Forsberg is loooool

Olayiwola
Olayiwola
4 years ago
Reply to  C

For the fact that Forsberg played for your hometown club, Malmo ff and yhu have seen him play doesnt mean he’s has bad as what you trying to make him look like. Yes, i agree with you that some players could be very strong on paper compare to reality, what i know clearly is that you are not better in analysing players abilities and capabilities than the Journalists not to talk of Mirrabelli & Fassone. Even Nocerino was great as a mediocre player when he played with great mindz with skilled feet and experience. Now, take a chill and lets… Read more »

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  Olayiwola

I just cant see how Forsberg makes the squad better nor can i see the point in buying Kalinic… I sorry if i annoy you with this shit but this makes me highly critical of Fassone and Mirabelli im far from convinced that they got what it takes to bring Milan back just like Maldini

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  C

Downvote my comment all you want but it doesnt change the truth

Arbow Sheva
Arbow Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  C

bro we agree to disagree. Fully respect your standpoint supported by the fact you watch him since his Malmoe days. However statistics dont lie bro. 22 assists in Bundesliga top flight football certainly does mean something special. My deduction or gut feeling that this Emil dude is very effective team player. He may not have flare factor like douglas costa or the maestro ronaldinho, but he does deliver perfectly as assists maker bro. Still i respect your view. Peace from Jakarta

Milanisti
Milanisti
4 years ago

Really strong purchase by milan andre silva has impressive statistics he is considered as the biggest stiker talent of portugal. 4 goals in 8 champions league matches is not that bad. I personally dont think belotti is a world class footballer how on earth could he be worth 100 million? Even 50 million would be too much for belotti he has only scored goals against serie a teams. Cairo of torino is crazy, he wants to do the same that de laurentis did with higuain. The difference is higuain proved himself at real madrid before back then. Kalinic would be… Read more »

Parsa
Parsa
4 years ago
Reply to  Milanisti

Dude it’s not 15 assists it’s 22

Arbow Sheva
Arbow Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  Milanisti

its 22 damn assists bro… that much bro yeaah so excited

Clark Kent
Clark Kent
4 years ago

Great signing. He will most likely be utilised as a winger as he can play as one. For CF I don’t mind signing Kalinic, he is strong powerful and has a big presence just what we need up front. He will be great to take advantage of the many crosses from all the great wingers/full backs we will have for next season with his height and presence. Rather Silva + Kalinic then €100mil on just Belloti.

nick
nick
4 years ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

I think adding Moussa Dembele or Kallinic would be fine. I prefer Dembele though due to his age and skills but Bacca must be sold now that we are signing Andre Silva.

Bacca is not in Montella’s plans for this season so we can move on from wishing for him to stays.

Diego Costa, Aubameyang and Morata won’t come for obvious reasons.

Belotti might still be on the table. Cairo maybe playing hard ball now but he’s no fool. We’ll see come August.

joe
joe
4 years ago

andre silva is 6’2. he’s young, strong and fast like belotti, good finisher too.he’s already got some goals in UCL and Portuguese NT as well. and still just 21 years old.
now only at 35-40 mill euros we get an portuguese international player.it’s better option as we know that our limitation makes it’s difficult for fassone-mirabelli to brings kinds of auba-belotti-morata calibre

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

At this rate we will have a whole new team by end of August. lol. Anyway we still need a good playmaker (or any one with killer diagonal passes) but this team is so much better than what we had in the last few seasons that I don’t remember myself this happy since a long time ago. Well done Fassobelli

rossonerisiamonoi
rossonerisiamonoi
4 years ago

Yesssss , best news so far . This is the guy i really wanted to see playing for us . Forza Milan and Welcome Andre Silva !!

lawan abdallah
4 years ago

Comment:well com andrea silva

abdulla
abdulla
4 years ago

Andre Silva better then belloti

saviola da souza
saviola da souza
4 years ago
Reply to  abdulla

Comment:he has never prove himself at Europe competition yet he is 100m then he Much is messi and Rinaldo I will rather buy isco101m than belotti no European experience

C
C
4 years ago
Reply to  abdulla

Now you are overreacting Belotti may be overpriced but Andre Silva is definetly not better

Arbow Sheva
Arbow Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  C

it is called value for the money bro. 38 mill euro on Silva compared with 100 mill euro on Belotti alone

Milano
Milano
4 years ago
Reply to  C

Hahaha your so funny , u make never laugh dude . Silvia is wey better than belotti. The only thing Belotti has is his goals Silva got lots of that and wey more . Silva is like Pato. Ubviously haven’t been reading the news about young playes like mbappe silver and the rest

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Glad its this young man we got.. Morata and Andre Silva were my fav from the shortlisted, belloti is good but i think he’s too over priced for 100mils.. Lets see if his prolific last season with torino can continue next season.. James Rodriguez is next now.. Jorge mendez is the real deal #Forza andre silva #forza milan

Shevire
Shevire
4 years ago

Comment:all I can say is forza Milan…. F**k Juve, Roma, Napoli, rubbishing Italian football…we are coming for u guys big.. Red and black for life

sas
sas
4 years ago

Andre silver is good and plsss we don’t need kalinic instead keep lapadula he is more promising and requires more playing time

sas
sas
4 years ago

watching Andre silver he needs good passes to function ,he needs good mildfielders to supply him good passes and he will do wonders ,he is a great kid with eyes for goals

Paulo
Paulo
4 years ago

Good signings i hope all players work well for the good of the Team
FORZA MILAN.

bidonesia
bidonesia
4 years ago

again, a good buy…
now we need creative midfield…
they say we trying to get j. rodriguez, he’s good & young… but i prefer calhanoglu for this position, same young, half price, even better in deadball…

forza Milan…

bidonesia
bidonesia
4 years ago

again, a good buy…
now we need creative midfield…
they say we trying to get j. rodriguez, he’s good & young… but i prefer calhanoglu for this position, same young, same experienced, half price (20-30 price tag), easier (leverkusen need money more than madrid) & even better in deadball…

forza Milan…

ted
ted
4 years ago

Hope to see 2 strikers formation this season one of 352, 4312, 3412 or even 4231/4321as long as our hitman gets proper feeding. We’ll now have Andre Silva, Lapadula and Cutrone. Niang and Bacca are under question mark

Anyway we’ll need another regista and attacking playmaker to be complete

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

The thing is, we cannot spend infinite amounts. We have to maintain financial rules and regulations. If we slpash money at positions where we actually will not fall apart if we don’t spend, while failing to address the issues in midfield and wings, then there is a high possibility that we will not get any classy player for those positions. 38mil on Silva, 22mil on Bigila, Possibly 30mil on Conti, etc etc tec, these transfers, were they essential? Were they ‘must buy’? At least we should have secured wingers and playmaker first and the gone for them. Now if we… Read more »

Kourosh
Kourosh
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Your argument will hold if we end up the transfer market with the current squad, otherwise you’re the one that risks looking like the idiot. They said they want 60-70 percent of the squad ready for Montella by the end of this month. I think it’s safe to say we will sign players laterm in the window. Only they know what the transfer market looks like, after all they’ve been at it for the last 6 or 7 months! I think if there’s one thing we know about these guys at this point, it’s that they have a plan. They… Read more »

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Kourosh

I have no problem whatsoever with the squad being ready for Montella at the end of the month and with fast transfers. But I think it is quite justified to be concerned if that squad stays devoid of wingers and playmakers at the time training start. But yeah ofc it cannot be justified till the end of the month is reached to make a judgement. But probably it will be more effective to raise the concern before hand instead of waiting and finding ourselves without quality wingers and playmakers. And as I mentioned, financial restrictions are as big an issue… Read more »

Arbow Sheva
Arbow Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

I can understand your concern, however Mirabelli and Fassone climbed their way up to professional sport executive by proven track record bro. I would rather use more respectable words other than idiotic. Peace…

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Arbow Sheva

I know mate. It is them at that position and not me.
But well, I would rather use the words based on their current actions than past history.

rossonerisiamonoi
rossonerisiamonoi
4 years ago
Reply to  Ink

Ink many players will leave this summer so not all transfers will be 1st team material , Bonaventura and Suso are on the flanks and Andre Silva can play there as well just wait and see what happens , we can judge after the end of next season witch wont be the greatest cause there will be many additions to the team and it will take time i think .

Ink
Ink
4 years ago

I don’t think the leaving players will command a transfer fee that will justify the financial compliance and allow relentless spending.
And I did not know Andre Silva plays on flanks as well. So cannot comment on that.

oluwafemi
oluwafemi
4 years ago

fassobelli are doing a great job..I hope Milan keep lapadula and sell bacca..
getting j.Rodriguez we be a good advantage..juventus nao will run 4 dere life…forzamilano

ted
ted
4 years ago

I would like to see 4321 this season with Suso and another playmaker behind Andre Silva. Maybe if we get Ghezzal on bosman then we would have

Suso-Ghezzal
Andre Silva

Even Niang could pair with Suso or Jack behind Silva, this way Locatelli could operate as left mez’zala with another regista (Biglia) and Kessie in midifeld

prodo
prodo
4 years ago
Reply to  ted

WTF niang

Milano
Milano
4 years ago
Reply to  ted

Best formation would be the 3412 or 352 bro.. with three strong at the back then conti and another wing back can play at the Wilde wing so they can both track back to give a 5 man defense when’ve ever we are been attacked . Then a two man central and defensive midfield wall just above the central defense to protect the central defense from attacks from the middle and also aid the attack going forward and link the midfield with attack with a fear factor attacking midfielder just behind a two man forward that is a st and… Read more »

perttu junnonaho
4 years ago

Finally we are looking young up coming star strikers, which are little bit cheaper options!

RABI'U
4 years ago

Lapadula is better than kalinic. Instead of signing him , use the money to buy Calhanglu, Fabregas or pastore

Lontong
Lontong
4 years ago

Nice

zekke
zekke
4 years ago

Sign Hakim Ziyech from ajax Please,,,,,!!!!!!

Vinnie
Vinnie
4 years ago

So, Contis agent is sure he will arrive and now Andre Silva has his medical this morning, and a striker is expected. I’m not all that excited about Kalinic based on his play for the viola, but if Montella thimks he will fit in the system tonwhere he can release the potebtial he has shown glimpses off, then that might be a great move still. With all these deals done before june 30th i gotta say this is overall an impressive window, and all these new arrivals should prompt more tham a few players to jump ship as soon as… Read more »

Arbow Sheva
Arbow Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  Vinnie

Spot on bro… Couldnt agree more on the waiting on departing players…

Suracho
Suracho
4 years ago

Chinese have spoilt the brain cells of AC milan fans. We are becoming the next shinter. Just look at our midfield chinese wants to build. Krychowiak biglia and kessie! All are defensive mid which gives me flashes of mancini shinter. Basically we have 3 bulls in our midfield. A bull is of no use at milan. We need lions at milan. A lion like modric or marchisio . I am not saying we need anyone of both but similar players. And why t f are they selling bacca. And guess who is our replacement kalinic. They even going for frosberg… Read more »

ck
ck
4 years ago
Reply to  Suracho

30 million has been spent on a single player. Do you have the courage like Sheva???? You told sheva to honour his words.

ck
ck
4 years ago
Reply to  Suracho

Bring back Galliani????? Well, he was great back in 90s to 20s. His last major transfer bacca for 30M, bertolacci for 20M and romagnoli for 25M. Romagnoli was highly recommended by Mihjalovic. Bacca and Bertolacci, 2 seasons on, they can’t even fetch 15 million each

Barney
Barney
4 years ago

Eriksen would be a good buy . But he’s a bit pricey . Maybe pastore from psg ? He’s a playmaker and i think we could get him cheap

Cruzrahim
Cruzrahim
4 years ago

Comment:nice signs so far,bt pls instead of going for james.why not sign gomes and forberg those player can cos problems to defenders and there wit b unity among d player.we cant afford to flop nxt season.pls let zapata and niag go.we can even go for maco reus too

Stephen Omodara
Stephen Omodara
4 years ago

Andres Silva is a good buy comparing his experience in Europe and d national team. CR7 tagged him a his heir in the portugal nationale. Am loving this project. We need to get Conti and a playmaker, then we are good to go. We need to revenge our losses from every serie a teams. Am hoping for a 3-4-2-1 formation in pre season. Forza milan.

Milan10
Milan10
4 years ago

Benvenuto andre silva and grazie fassobelli. Fassobelli has done great job so far. What shrewd businessmen. – 15-17m for rodriguez, which is fair price for fullback. – 18m for musacchio, an absolute steal – 38m or less for andre silva who has 60m release clause, instead of splashing >60m on one st. – call donna/mino’s pathetic bluff and force donna to sign his extension. – use biglia as “bridge” to buy keita cheaply and delay/cancel the deal because keita refuse to come – target proven assistman forsberg, a winger AND playmaker. 1 cheap player to solve 2 problems. if 8… Read more »

Ink
Ink
4 years ago
Reply to  Milan10

If they manage to sign Pastore or someone similar, I would get my confidence back.

Mansa
Mansa
4 years ago

Really excited with this transfer, Out of nowhere. Andre is a fine striker and I’m sure he will do well for us.
I don’t understand the folks complaining on here. The window isn’t officially opened and we have four players. Show some faith and support.

VICEROYMHZ
VICEROYMHZ
4 years ago

Comment: Fans are always complaining and not satisfied. Even if we get Messi, Ronaldo, Modric, some fans will still bring out faults.
Learn to appreciate your team and give support.
The difference i observe between Bacca and Andre Silva is age and nationality because they both require good midfielders to perform.
Lapadula is better cos of his fighting spirit.

HASSAN milano
4 years ago

Comment: l can’t wait to see my old Milan back in form welcome @ Andre Silva an have a pleasant season with us here in sansiro,Forza Milan.

Kourosh
Kourosh
4 years ago

I have my doubts about Andre Silva but that’s only because I haven’t seen him play that much, just a few matches here and there. His numbers are very impressive though, and if Cristiano Ronaldo names him his heir in Portugal, then I’m sold, Anyway, with those ridiculous prices hanging over Morata, Aubemayng and specially Belotti’s head, then this is the right choice. About Kalinic, have you guys watched him play? He’s a fantastic striker! Yes he’s not young but he’s of a rare breed that won’t come this cheap even if you find them. He scores a good number… Read more »

Hachim
4 years ago

we have potentially spent over 100m so far and people still not happy???…….
Honestly go make a couple of billions and then buy the club and lets see how much millions you would splash out on a club that has been on the decline since 2011!

Cocor
Cocor
4 years ago

@ C overrated 22 assist 8 goals

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
4 years ago

Amazed at the lack of respect our new management is getting. Silva is a great young talent. And i mean great. This kid is going to be the pillar of our attack for the next 5 years and hopefully longer. Y’all need to relax and trust the new management who since coming in has done nothing short of everything you have asked for. Strengthened the defense, the MF, and added a quality striker. RELAX

Hachim
4 years ago

if we keep bacca, then cool. but if we sell him, then I would prefer that we got dembele with that money.
the young strikers, with massive potential. Our line-up next year will not only consist of better quality but also sticking to a young and energized Milan. `Madness