Massimiliano Mirabelli had some interesting things to say about Andre Silva.
Massimiliano Mirabelli feels Andre Silva ‘will become one of the best in the world’ as the #ACMilan striker ‘needs time to adjust to #SerieA’ https://t.co/MJisaDYa0g pic.twitter.com/2Jj1OAw3oZ— footballitalia (@footballitalia) June 12, 2018
Mirabelli dismissed claims that Milan would be interested in selling the Portugal international forward, saying:
Andre Silva-Falcao swap? It seems unlikely. The Colombian’s a great player but in the final part of his career, while ours is a young lad who struggled in his first year, but he needs time to adjust to Serie A.
I’m convinced he’ll become one of the best in the world. We haven’t received any mouth-watering offers for him.
While it’s true that Silva had a great reputation, it certainly took a hit last season after Silva failed to live up to expectations and seemed to get passed on the depth chart by rising star Patrick Cutrone.
Of course, his sale value might be pretty low right now, so hyping him up and saying that he’s not going anywhere might raise the price a wee bit, and with the financial problems that Milan have had, maybe this is all a negotiation tactic.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
Tiago Silva hinted at a possible return to AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]
Mirabelli said that the Europa League would lose “charm” without Milan in it. Yeah, well, Milan is going to lose “cash” if it’s not in it, and that’s probably more important. [Football-Italia.net]
Filppino Inzaghi takes up the manager’s post at Bologna. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
Stoke City Egypt national team midfielder Ramadan Sobhi signed for Huddersfield Town. [BBC.com]
England’s Marcus Rashford has sustained a “slight knock” in training. [Sky Sports]
Mexico’s FC Porto defender Diego Reyes will miss the World Cup after it was determined that he wasn’t fit enough to play. [FMF State of Mind]
Julen Lopetegui will take over the manager spot at Real Madrid after the World Cup. [Managing Madrid]
In lower-league action in the United States, Penn FC beat Toronto FC II in Harrisburg while wearing ugly Star Wars themed uniforms and were forced to battle hordes of mayflies. [Brotherly Game]