André Silva might be on his way to Wolverhampton after all, with renewed links to the AC Milan striker being reported. The Portuguese striker endured a dismal season at Milan this past season, and he seemed to be passed in the starting lineup by Milan starlet Patrick Cutrone.
The links to Wolverhampton might seem surprising, but the club was promoted to the English Premier League this season. The club is now flush with TV money along with the financial backing of deep pocketed owners. Silva’s agent, Jorge Mendes, also serves as an “adviser” to Wolves, and he has helped to secure a few deals for Wolves, meaning that the club was loaded last season, with such players as former Porto midfielder Reuben Neves, along with Ivan Cavaleiro, Helder Costa, Atlético Madrid loanee Diogo Jota, Romain Saïss, and Villarreal loanee Alfred N’Diaye.
The rumored price tag for the striker is an eye-watering €31 million, but with Wolves set to receive a minimum of around £100 million in TV money at the end of this season, along with the already loaded lineup they have, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Wolves could afford to sign the striker.
As much as it would be disappointing to see Silva depart the San Siro after only one season, his goal scoring, or complete lack of it, for Milan this season will certainly soften the blow. Silva only scored two goals in Serie A this past season, all of which came late in the season. Even with the prospect of sanctions from UEFA over FFP concerns, Milan are said to be looking to land a new striker to compliment the emerging Cutrone, so recouping most of the €38 million transfer fee that Milan paid to FC Porto for the signature of Silva would be ideal.
Arsenal and Monaco also appear to be interested in Silva, but the links to Wolverhampton have persisted since the January transfer window, and with Silva’s agent trying to engineer a deal to Wolves, it looks like Silva will be headed to the Premier League next season.