It is now official: Andre Silva is the new player of Red Bull Leipzig. The club from Saxony set aside 23,000,000 euros for the services of the Portuguese national team player, and the former football player from Porto and Milan initialed the cooperation with the Bulls until the summer of 2026.
It was written about the interest of Manchester City and Real Madrid in his services, but Leipzig was faster and more specific. The team from Frankfurt could earn another 12,000,000 euros as a bonus. German Bild announced that he will earn 4,000,000 euros per season in the new club.
He made his debut in the Porto jersey in 2016 and already in the first season he scored 21 goals in 44 competitive appearances. A transfer to the ranks of Milan followed, weighing 38,000,000 euros. He did not manage at San Siro, so he was soon sent on loan to Sevilla, where he scored 11 goals in 40 appearances.
He did not convince Rossoneri to give him a new chance after the games at Sanchez Pizjuan, so in the last moments of the summer transfer window in 2019, he was sent to Eintracht in a swap deal for Ante Rebić.
He revived his career in the Bundesliga, scored 40 goals in two seasons, and was the second scorer of the competition last year behind Robert Lewandowski with 28.
In the jersey of the Portuguese national team, the 25-year-old striker made 42 appearances and scored 16 goals. After being relegated from the European Championship (in the eighth-finals against Belgium), he made a new change in his club career, so he will defend the colors of RB Leipzig from next season.
The German club also won a place in the Champions League, but even before the end of the last competitive year, they were left without coach Julian Nagelsmmann, who moved to Bayern. He was replaced by the American expert Jesse Marsch, who proved himself on the bench of Salzburg.
Leipzig has thus hired another signing for the attack this summer, as the signature of the talented Brian Brobbey, who arrived at the Red Bull Arena from Ajax as a free agent. Leipzig has wisely invested its money in previous years, and it seems that they have continued with the same trend this summer.
For a player like this, giving 23 million euros is a completely successful job. The only question is whether he will continue with great form? We recall that at San Siro, so he was soon sent on loan to Sevilla, where he scored 11 goals in 40 appearances.