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Massimiliano Mirabelli confirms Andre Silva will stay at Milan

The Sporting Director seemed to shoot down a swap deal involving Milan’s young Portuguese talent.

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In an interview with Premium Sport, Milan Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli seemed to confirm that Portuguese International Andre Silva will remain at the club for next season after a rough debut season. At the very least, Mirabelli didn’t seem too hot on the reported potential swap deal for Radamel Falcao with Monaco.

“An exchange between Falcao and Andre Silva? It seems unlikely, the Colombian is a great player but he’s getting older, while ours is a young man who struggled in his first Serie A year, we must give him time to get used to Serie A.”

That seems about as straight-forward as we could have asked for. It also seems pretty spot on. Silva is a young, dynamic talent who clearly has what it takes, just watch him with Portugal. That said, he had a very rough first season in Serie A, scoring just eight goals in total, and falling below Nikola Kalinic on the depth chart, which is less than good. Falcao, meanwhile, is a great player, having scored 21 goals for Monaco this past season. However, Falcao is 32, and prone to injuries.

Mirabelli also expressed more confidence in Silva:

“I’m convinced he will be one of the best in the world soon. We haven’t received any mouth-watering offers for him.”

We hope he ends up being correct, and that Silva can stay at the club and turn into a world-class striker alongside Patrick Cutrone. For the moment, at least, it sounds like Silva won’t be headed anywhere.

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