André Silva: “Going back to Milan? No one knows the future, I’m on loan at Sevilla and I am happy there”

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André Silva and Rafa Silva celebrating during the Poland-Portigal UEFA Nations League at Silesian Stadium on October 11, 2018. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
André Silva and Rafa Silva celebrating during the Poland-Portigal UEFA Nations League at Silesian Stadium on October 11, 2018. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

André Silva has kept all doors open regarding his future after scoring again for Portugal yesterday.

Milan signed Gonzalo Higuain in the summer and so André Silva, as confirmed by Gennaro Gattuso many times, chose to leave the club despite the Rossoneri’s desire to keep him in the squad.

The 22-year-old is on loan with option to buy at Sevilla and he has had an incredible start to the season, netting 7 goals in 7 league appearances. Silva, who at Milan only scored 2 goals in 24 Serie A games, was on target again yesterday as Portugal beat Poland 3-2 in a UEFA Nations League game.

“The goal is special for me and for all the Portuguese people, but what matters is winning and bringing home the three points,” he told Mediaset, as reported by Milannews.it. “I’m having a good time in my club? Now I’m with the national team, but I’m a Milan player on loan at Sevilla, a team I’m happy in. Going back to Milan? No one knows the future, myself included. We’ll see.”

André Silva during Sevilla-Villarreal at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on August 26, 2018. (CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)
André Silva during Sevilla-Villarreal at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on August 26, 2018. (CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Milan are looking for a third striker for January, possibly Zlatan Ibrahimović on loan, so if they change the system to 4-4-2 for instance, there could be more space for Silva next year. However, it’s hard to believe Sevilla will not activate their €30m buy-out option after such great performances.

Spanish football seems better suited to the characteristics of Silva, as like Nikola Kalinić put it in an interview to AS, “there isn’t as much defense in Spain as in Italy, everyone wants to play and win.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. He will most probably end up at Sevilla but is apparently keeping an eye on Milan in case things go bad there and there is opportunity for UCL here.

     
  2. I want what’s best for Silva and Milan and I honestly hope Sevilla sign him. If Milan are acting smart they will recognize that Série A is not a good fit for Silva.

    Get Ibra now. Sign Piatek from Genoa next summer.

     
  3. I am sad that he wanted to leave Milan. But the show must go on. I do believe that Cutrone has better killer instinct than him. It’s fine, Milan will use the money wisely to sign a CB next season as Zapata is getting older. Suso and Paqueta both could play as a forward, hence it is enough upfront for duo Pipita-Cutrone (still hoping Gattuso to use 2 strikers as Milan’s main formation).

    A vice for Biglia? I want to see how good or bad Mauri is this season, so i hope Gattuso will give the boy more playing time. I predict that either Alen or Berto will go next season. Montolivo? Sorry to him but he is already not in the squad.

     
  4. silva wanted to leave us for regular football, it wasnt only our decision to sell him. Let’s not forget his value could fall if he stops scoring or gets injured so there is every chance seville may not pay 30m to buy him. If we sell him it would be wise to retain buy back clause and sell on fee like we did with Verdi where we got 20% (5m) of his transfer fee when he joined Napoli this summer. If he returns it would be great so see him get service from Lucas Paquetà, Suso etc. Playing 442 alongside Curtone/Higuine would be great.

     
  5. Silva is the best attacker and we do mistake Because we lose him, borini bigllia and etc. not good for Milan but still there.

     
  6. The only mistake I think Milan have made is allowing some cheap buy out option on him. Him wanting to leave and Milan granting him were good decisions.

    Had he stayed we probably wouldn’t have known what he’s capable of.. well should I say the doubts wouldn’t be cleared, because a good number of people have already talked about how good he can be. Still to early to say much but he’s at least on the right track.

    I don’t think we would want him back though as the only time he will be heading back is after having reeeeallly poor season which is unlikely because in nowadays market Sevilla shouldn’t have a big problem paying 30m for a young Portuguese Int, even if he only manages a decent season.

    Milan cannot win in this situation. We will either receive 30m and watching a 25 league goal scorer leaving or get a flop striker back with us and then trying to sell him for 20m. Silva is already gone for good sadly

     

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