Manchester United are expected to make a few moves in the upcoming summer transfer window as they could look to build on a good season.
As things stand, the Red Devils are second in the Premier League table. And although Manchester City are likely to win the league, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could have a chance if their neighbours slip up over the coming weeks.
The ultimate aim of the club would be to return to the top of English football though. While they have shown a lot of progress this season, there is further room for improvement. And one such position appears to be striker.
Anthony Martial has struggled for form this season and has scored only 7 goals till now according to stats from Transfermarkt. On the other hand, Edinson Cavani has looked great when on the pitch but he has had his fair share of injury issues in recent times and has been linked with a move away also. Thus, bringing in another striker would make sense for the club and one man who they have been heavily linked with in recent months is Andre Silva.
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Manchester United handed Andre Silva transfer blow
Recent rumours had suggested that there was a €30 million exit clause this summer in Silva’s contract. But as reported by Goal, a spokesman for Gestifute consultancy, who represent the striker, has said that there is no such exit clause nor a verbal agreement to let him leave for a transfer fee around that figure.
Silva has been in brilliant form at Eintracht Frankfurt this season. He has scored 24 goals and provided 9 assists in 28 appearances this season according to stats from Transfermarkt.
A transfer fee around €30 million would have been considered a massive bargain for a man who has scored more goals than Erling Haaland in the Bundesliga this season. This does not mean that the Portuguese striker won’t leave Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer but it will surely be more difficult to agree a transfer fee than meeting an exit clause.