Andre Silva-Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo phoned Fassone

Andre Silva is the forth player to join AC Milan. Sponsored by Cristiano Ronaldo, he is considered by many as a player of tremendous potential.

MILAN TRANSFER NEWS – Andre Silva will be Milan’s new centre forward. The Portuguese striker underwent medical tests in the morning at La Madonnina clinic and will be officialized in the upcoming hours by the club. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, AC Milan will pay Porto 38 million euros for his services plus bonuses. A very high figure that would make the 21 year old one of the mos expensive signings in Milan history (read here the most expensive signings in Milan history). An important purchase backed by one of the best players in the world, the 4 times Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Andre Silva & Cristiano Ronaldo
Andre Silva & Cristiano Ronaldo

He will need some time to adapt in Serie A because of the differences with the Portuguese Championship but the potential to further improve is there. The attacker is part of the Portugal national team and plays along Cristiano Ronaldo. It was CR7 himself who blessed this transfer. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, during yesterdays meeting in Milanello, the Real Madrid star phoned his agent Jorge Mendes and had a small chat with Fassone assuring: “You are signing a big player“. A couple of days ago Cristiano Ronaldo suggested Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, to sign Silva but Milan’s two top officials were quick to close a deal in advance. The entire negotiations with Porto lasted 8 days.

If a great player like Ronaldo invites you to play together at Real Madrid it means you are really worth it. Sometime ago it was Leo Messi who praised Paulo Dybala, now history repeats itself with the two Portuguese stars. After Portugal won the Euro 2016 Cup, Cristiano declared: “When i quit, you can stay calm because there will be Andre Silva“. This seasons stats prove him right. Silva is considered by many as the perfect player for Montella’s vission of play. With 21 goals and 8 assists in 44 matches this year, Andre Silva promises to be Milan’s star striker for many years to come.