AC Milan sign Portuguese forward Andre Silva from Porto

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AC Milan’s summer spending spree shows no sign of letting up as they wrapped up a deal for Porto forward Andre Silva. 

The acquisition is yet another indication that Milan mean business in this window, having already brought in Mateo Musacchio, Ricardo Rodriguez and Franck Kessie.

While the trio aforementioned will bolster the Rossoneri, Silva has the potential to add some stardust to the team in the final third.

Porto have had some tremendous strikers on their books down the years, and Silva is another who lit up the Dragao.

The Portuguese was excellent at the point of the attack; he’s alert in his play, able to dart into space, turn defenders and fire shots off at goal. They’re attributes that make him a useful outlet and an easy target for intelligent attacking midfielders.

And when he does get time in the box, Silva has shown he has the quality to finish chances. 

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For Milan, he represents an exciting acquisition. Silva is not only the type of player who will get fans off their seats, he still has room to improve as well. Provided he can continue to develop at the San Siro, he’ll score a hatful in the iconic black and red.
Silva Porto.
Silva was deadly in front of goal for Porto.Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images

Manager Vincenzo Montella will be delighted to have a striker in place for potentially years to come. A consistent goalscorer is something Milan have lacked for a while and will be so important if they’re to rescale the summit of Serie A.

Silva has the potential to be that man. Indeed, his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo is confident the forward will be a huge hit in the long term:

View image on TwitterA move to Milan will naturally pose different challenges for the striker. There will be a pressure for Silva to hit the ground running given the sizeable fee paid for him, and that may prove difficult against the division’s canny defenders.

Still, it’s difficult to see too many downsides to this deal for Milan. In Silva, they have one of Europe’s rising stars and a player with the potential to fire them back into contention for UEFA Champions League places in 2017-18 and beyond. 

Source: Bleacher Report

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