As per a report from Turkish outlet Fanatik, Galatasaray have secured an agreement with AC Milan over the loan of striker Andre Silva.
Silva, who only arrived at the San Siro from Porto for a hefty 40 million Euro fee last summer, was, before his move, widely considered as being one of the most promising young talents in world football.
Despite being just 22 years of age, he has notched a hugely impressive 12 goals in 26 appearances for the Portuguese national team, and has received the honour of being named as Cristiano Ronaldo’s heir for the Seleção by the Real Madrid star himself.
Serie A switch
Silva racked up 16 goals and 5 assists in the league for Porto during the 2016/17 campaign, with a number of Europe’s top clubs having expressed an interest in his signature last summer as a result.
However, Milan were seemingly the only club willing to meet the Dragão outfit’s steep valuation of their star man, with Silva having made the switch to the rebuilding Italian giants in June.
The Portuguese star’s time at the San Siro has proven to be one big disappointment to this point, though, with Silva having managed to find the net just twice across 24 Serie A appearances this past season.
He did manage a respectable 8 goals in 12 outings in the Europa League (including preliminary rounds), but, overall, AC Milan have been left to rue the hefty fee that they splashed out on Silva’s services less than 12 months ago.
On the move
As such, the Rossoneri have long been expected to cut their losses on Silva this summer, with reports throughout the European media over the last 2 months having named all of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Huddersfield Town, Monaco and Galatasaray as suitors.
Super Lig bound?
Wolves had previously been viewed as the most likely destination for the striker, due to the Portuguese connection at the club, but, as per the aforementioned report from Fanatik this evening, Nuno Espírito Santo’s men look set to miss out, amid claims that Milan and Galatasaray have agreed on the terms of a loan deal for next season.
The deal would reportedly see Silva make the move to the Türk Telekom Stadium on a dry loan, meaning Gala would not have the option of making the transfer permanent next summer.
However, Fanatik add that Silva himself has not given the green light to the move, meaning there could be hope yet for his numerous other suitors.