Wolverhampton Wanderers have had an incredible €35m bid rejected for AC Milan striker Andre Silva, according to Milan Live.
Wolves manager Nuno Espírito Santo has made it clear that he wishes to bring in a new striker this month. Despite signing Valencia forward Rafa Mir last week, it seems that they aren’t finished there and superstar forward Andre Silva is the latest name to be linked with a move.
Wolves are currently backed by Chinese billionaire Fosun, as well as super agent Jorge Mendes and this seen the club bring in a number of high quality players over the last year.
Midfielder Ruben Neves is arguably the clubs biggest signing under the current regime, costing £15m from Portuguese giants FC Porto. Diogo Jota, Willy Boly and numerous others have come to the West Midlands from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, seeing the club on the brink of promotion to the top flight.
Should Wolves complete a deal to sign Andre Silva, he would be the biggest signing yet. The 22-year old has been dubbed as one of the most highly rated young strikers across Europe.
Silva began his professional career at FC Porto. After scoring 24 goals for the clubs B team, he was promoted to the first team upon the start of the 2015/16 season.
However, it was last season where Silva announced himself as one of Europe’s hottest properties. He scored 21 goals in all competitions, including four in just eight games in the Champions League.
Just last summer Silva joined Italian giants AC Milan in a deal worth up to €40m. He has yet to hit the ground running at Milan, and is still to score his first league goal for the club.
Should Wolves agree a deal to sign the Portuguese international, it would be the biggest ever signing by a club in the second tier of English football.