Man United will be offered an opportunity to sign Eintracht Frankfurt centre-forward Andre Silva in the summer transfer window if Edinson Cavani’s contract is not renewed by the Red Devils.
Edinson arrived at Man United last summer on a free transfer after his deal with PSG had run out. Cavani has made a good impact since joining Man United and has added great value to the side with his experience and natural goalscoring abilities.
However, Cavani’s contract runs out at the end of the ongoing season. And even though Man United retain the option of extending his stay by another twelve months. But his age and recent fitness issues could play a role in Man United’s decision over his future.
And should they not trigger the extension option, Portugal international could be presented as an alternative for the 20-time English champions in a deal worth £30m. Andre shot to fame in his homeland, Portugal, with FC Porto before earning his first big move to AC Milan.
However, Silva failed to set the stage alight in Italy and moved to Sevilla on loan to try and reignite his career. Another middling stint followed though before he made the jump to German club in the summer of 2019, before making the transfer permanent last summer and he has hit the right notes since joining the Bundesliga outfit.
Indeed, the Portuguese striker has already netted 18 goals in 20 games in the German top-flight, a tally only bettered by Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski. Reports earlier this month had claimed that Man United had the Portuguese international on their transfer shortlist for the summer.