Andre Silva is reportedly on his way to yet another destination after he was reported to have left the United States, where AC Milan are currently on tour. Silva is rumored to be on his way to Monaco, in a deal that will bring €30 million to Milan once all of the bonuses are added in.
#ASMonaco set to sign #ACMilan striker Andre Silva, which will free up funds for the Rossoneri to bring in Angel Correa from #Atleti https://t.co/8F7t4OL2gE #Ligue1 pic.twitter.com/gWDXjJQTwG— footballitalia (@footballitalia) July 21, 2019
It’s not surprising that Silva is on the move from Milan, as he’s been linked with a move away from the San Siro for two years now after failing to make an impact at the club after a big money move from FC Porto in the summer of 2017.
Silva spent last season on loan at Sevilla, and despite scoring a hat trick on his debut, he didn’t make a big enough impression for the Spanish club to make his loan deal permanent. His time in Spain was still more impressive than his time at Milan the season before, where he only managed to score twice in 24 appearances in Serie A.
Silva is somewhat of an enigma, as he has an extremely impressive scoring record at the international level, with 15 goals in 33 appearances for Portugal. He hasn’t been able, however, to emulate the success he has had at the club level since leaving FC Porto, where he scored 16 goals and added six assists in 32 league appearances in his final season before moving to Milan.
Perhaps he’ll be able to recapture that form at Monaco in Ligue 1, but it’s going to be hard for him to get another chance after not working out in both Serie A and La Liga, despite him being only 23 years old.
While his time in Milan won’t be remembered fondly by most fans, here’s hoping that he’ll make good in France, otherwise, he’ll be set to disappoint yet another set of fans. He’s got an impressive amount of talent, but so far his performances at both Milan and Sevilla have left fans frustrated and disappointed. And let’s also hope that this time Milan has gotten a permanent deal instead of a loan.