Official: André Silva joins Milan on a five-year deal from Porto

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Andre Silva at Casa Milan on June 12th, 2017. (@acmilan.com)
Andre Silva at Casa Milan on June 12th, 2017. (@acmilan.com)

André Silva has put pen to paper and become the fourth signing of the Rossoneri in this transfer window; fee is €38m plus €2m bonuses.

An agreement was found between all the parties in a secret meeting in Milan last night, and today (Monday) – the 21-year-old André Silva was at La Madonnina clinic for his medical, and then went to Casa Milan to make things official.

“Milan announces to have signed on a permanent deal from FC Porto the player André Silva, who has signed a contract until 30 June 2022,” a statement on Milan’s website reads, confirming the arrival of the striker.

Porto confirmed that the Rossoneri will pay €38m plus €2m in bonuses for Silva, who Cristiano Ronaldo recently described as his ‘heir’ in the Portugal national team. It’s said that André, who played 55 matches in the shirt of the Azuis e Brancos and scored 24 goals, will earn €1.9 million per season.

“I was pleasantly surprised by this opportunity,” André Silva told reporters today. “I’m very happy to be at Milan, the sensations are beautiful. I know the history and greatness of this club. Heir to Cristiano Ronaldo? I’m calm, I have a lot to work to do before certain thoughts can be expressed.

“Still, it’s a dream to be here. Like I said before, everyone knows the greatness Milan and the champions who have played here. Being Rossonero is a point of arrival. I’ll give my best to these colors and to win with this great shirt. One or two strikers [he played in a 4-3-3 formation]? I’m not the coach, he’ll decide what’s best for me and the team. If I talked to Ronaldo about making this move? No, I just want to work hard in order to get closer to the words he said about me.”

After spending the past hours in Italy, Silva is now heading back to Portugal in order to join the national team ahead of their Confederation Cup campaign which starts on the 17th of June 2017. André has so far made 8 appearances for Portugal, scoring 7 times while partnering with CR7.

“I’m very happy to be here,” Silva told MilanTV. “I’ve seen the training center already and it really astonished me, and I hope that everything goes for the best. Milanello? It really struck me in a very positive way, it’s beautiful and I can’t wait to get started. I chose Milan because it’s a club with great history in the Champions League, I’m happy Milan wanted me and I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

“I hope to help Milan in the coming seasons. My idols? When I was little I followed Ronaldo il Fenomeno, and there was also a time when he played here [at Milan]. After the Brazilian, I started following Cristiano when he was in Manchester, he’s the best in the world. I remember there was also Rui Costa here but I was very young. I remember him than now as a director at Benfica.

“I’m nicknamed ‘Deco’? Yes, they called me that, everyone in Portugal get nicknames from someone when they are young. I wanted the nickname ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ but it was given to other kids. Seasonal objectives? With the level of the team, I hope to win the League, to win as many games as possible. On a personal level, I want to do my best to help Milan reach our objectives that we set.

“If I’ve spoken with someone at Milan? No, no… the negotiations were secretive, only my agent and my family knew, they are all very happy for me because it’s a big step in my career. Now I’ll play the Confederations Cup, and I hope it all goals well, then I’ll come here to give my all.”

“We are here today to officially unveil a new jewel of our squad,” Fassone said at the time of the signing, as he sat next to Silva and Mirabelli. “After visiting Milanello and having passed the medical tests, we can consider André Silva a new player of Milan. Mirabelli and I were pleased to close the deal fast and the boy’s eyes are showing the pleasure of wearing this shirt. We had promised at least 2/3 of the squad to be ready before the start of pre-season, and that’s the way it is.

Silva is the fourth signing but will certainly not be the last one, however, Mirabelli said that now the club will “take a short break to calmly consider the next moves.” In any case, André Silva is Rossonero.

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Gredenko

Please we do not need Borja Valero in this team

Shrikant

Great signing. Welcome Andre !!

C

In the long run this is a great signing but i think he will struggle in his first season if Milan are going to get a CL place next season then we need a goal machine and a really good playmaker and a winger than can score goals and is very fast

Milanista121

He looks like a very strong player though with good technique. I mean if you look at Lucas Boye, he only scored in the last game of the season, but thanks to his strength, technique and work rate, he was still playing every week for Toro. So I think that even if he would struggle with goals – we will see, we need more creativity in midfield, if we fix it he should be able to score at least 10-15 goals – his strength and hold up play will be essential for us. Especially if we play a 4-3-3. Just… Read more »

ATALA

Best signing since Ibra in my opinion.

Istyy

This is a very good signing. Fassobeli are really doing a good job.

Slyfox

Porto always produces good strikers,so am not worried

Milanista121

Porto does, Portugal doesn’t… The curious case of André Silva is so meta.
Seriously though, let’s hope he will be a success, he has potential without a doubt!

alluallu

It has been long since we god this much quality at ones and as a AC Milan supporter I wan to say thank you to our new President and all the people who are working hard to bring back the classic mean machine of Milan.
All the new signings are spot on, I wish this summer wont end :-D, to all the new players, welcome to the Red and Black. We will make you love this colors 😀

Milan forever … ole ole

dejan10

I’d love to know who Galliani would’ve bought if he’d had the same funds.

nick

Galliani would buy Luca Toni.

An Indian Rossoneri

Lol…

dubfire

someone close to his age 🙂

Milan10

Cerci – matri – birsa tridente fo’ sho’

dejan10

I agree – they were horrible purchases (although most fans on here were keen on Cerci) – but that was when we were “balancing the books”. I just find it fascinating how he could go from signing Van Basten, Pirlo, Ibra etc. etc. to Matri, Mesbah and Kevin Constant.

Baresis Dream

He’d get us a CL winning side, just like he did in the past when he had money to back him up.

yourBoss

Rip Chielleni Miranda Bonucci Coulibaly etc

Abati Ibrahim
An Indian Rossoneri

We just need 2 more signings,an awesome playmaker and a striker or an awesome playmaker and a good playmaker.I am sure Fassobelli will make this happen.Anything above that is the icing on the cake.

I am quite sure in the next 2 summer mercatos,we will have a squad which will be envious.Dont worry guys.Its just time now that stops us from ruling world football again.My Milan will rule again.The golden days will return.Forza Milan….#Thegiantwakes

dubfire

I hope Silva will only be just the first player brought to Milan by Mendes. Let’s think where Monaco was before they start to work with Mendes, and where are they now, and what players Mendes brought there….

Gman

Look at Valencia.

dubfire

I’m not that familiar with Valencia’s situation, but as I understand their owner it’s a little bit fishy too. I hope we have a better management than them.

Gman

He is best friends with Mendes, + they have bought a lot of overpriced players. Enzo Perez 25m, Rodrigo 30, Negredo 28m Garay 24m Gomez 20m. All of them are Mendes players, and they get sold for twice as much as they should

Lontong

“Silva is the fourth signing but will certainly not be the last one,” I like this word

L96ai

Silva should wear Rui Costa’s number!

srb

we should try fabregas recant news that he is not in plans for next season
ibra for free(still one of the best in the world)
go big thiago silva (dream comes true)

best squad in italy :)))
—————-donna—————–
—-musa—–t-silva—–romag—–
conti-kessie-fabregas-bona-rodrig
———–ibra——-silva————

B Hutama

What i like for this Milan’s management is how logic and clever them to manage the transfer. Fassobelli management knows the situation and what our teams need right now. They are not trying hard to get the unrealistic transfer like Bellotti (Who has overrated and just get his moment on one season without European experience). And they bought Andre Silva(after i search him on many media’s and video) who is promising player and very talented player with realistic prices. They also not push for biglia who has 25M prices with a risk because his age. But the important is, we… Read more »

Milanellofm

Now we can see how he really is in the confederation cup! Hope he plays awesome!

salemoV

there was a roumer few weeks back saying that the new mngt Fassone & co read the fans blogs, but after we backed from biglia after the internet broke down over his price…now im sure they read this. hahaa… im writing this in the hopes they do. we still have 80 mil left BUY: ibra free forsberg 7M +naing ghazzal free J.Rodreguiz 70M t.silva zapata +25M conti MDS +10M TOTAL =112M SELL: bacca(24M)+poli(8M)+vido(3M)+berto(8M)+monti(12M)=55M BALANCE: 112M-55M= 57M (they can even buy biglia with the remaining 23M) PS: ibra loves ac n hated b&g 4 selling him(he didnt sign 4 LAG yet,… Read more »

steve14

I think this this is the best sign so far for Milan but i hope the next 2 will be fantastic!Pls Fasobelli sign Conti and Pastore!!!

Travie

Pls sign Forgberg…the guy his really good

ACMilanLover

In other news … Jovetic is available for 14M Euros …. What do you guys think??? As per me, he would succeed under Montella

alluallu

1 G-Donnarumma
2 G-Gabriel
3 G-Storari , Plizzari Loan him

4 RB-Calabria
5 RB-Conti
6 CB-Musacchio
7 CB-Romagnioli
8 CB-Gomes
9 CB-Zapata
10 LB-Rodriguez
11 LB-Antonelli
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‬12 DM-Duncan
13 DM-Sosa
14 M-Kovacic
15 M-Kessié
16 M-Locatelli
17 M-Primavera youth player
18 M-Forsberg
19 M-Spinazzola

20 RW-Suso
21 RW- Bonaventura
‪22 LW-‬Martins
23 LW- Guerreiro
24 S- Lapadula
25 S-Silva

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Moshood

Get me luis muriel only