RB Leipzig Complete Signing of Andre Silva

Andre Silva

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt. The Portuguese forward has signed a five-year contract with the club for a reported fee of €23 million.

Andre Silva Joins RB Leipzig

 

Silva ‘Excited’ for New Challenge

Speaking to the club website, Silva said: “I’m really excited for the new challenge at RB Leipzig. The club have big goals and ambitions and I want to help them achieve those, ideally by scoring as many goals as possible.

“I want to play at the highest level and that is Champions League football – I have the chance to do that on a regular basis at RB Leipzig.

“It didn’t take long for the club’s management to convince me of their vision and above all their footballing philosophy. Even though I’ve still got some time off to enjoy, I’m already buzzing to get going in the new season with RB Leipzig.

“I would like to sincerely thank Eintracht Frankfurt. I had two amazing and successful years there and was able to really develop as a player.”

Career So Far

Silva started his youth career in his native Portugal with Salguieros before also having spells at Boavista and Padroense before joining Porto in 2011.

Two years later, he debuted for the B team and went on to score 24 goals in 84 appearances for them. By 2015, he had also made his first appearance for the senior side, where he scored 17 goals in 41 games.

This was enough for AC Milan to take him on, however, the move did not work out, and after scoring two goals in his first season, he was loaned out to Sevilla.

The 2019/20 season saw him head to Germany to join up with Frankfurt, and he moved to the club on a permanent deal a year later.

In his one permanent season with Eintracht, he scored 28 times in 32 appearances, earning a move to a Champions League side in RB Leipzig.

 

Main Photo

 

Embed from Getty Images


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.