Portugal international Rafa Silva looks set to have a wealth of options to choose from if he leaves Braga this summer.
The future destination of talented winger Rafa Silva at Portuguese side SC Braga has extended to numerous possibilities over the space of just a few short weeks, since an initial report by The London Evening Standard suggested that Tottenham Hotspur have been tracking his progress.
However, as the summer swiftly approaches and shopping lists of clubs throughout Europe are being formulated, there are more teams being linked with a move for the talented 21-year-old, who has already made the step up from the Portugal U21 side to become a full international.
Tuttomercato have linked Silva with interest from Manchester United, suggesting that manager Louis van Gaal is a big fan of the player, while also pointing out the Red Devils would have no problem stumping up an offer somewhere towards his release clause of €20 million.
As far back as May 2014, the youngster was being tipped for a move to Southampton by the Mirror, who dubbed the emerging star as 'the Portuguese Eden Hazard', but the Premier League club eventually turned their attention elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Portuguese sports outlet A Bola are heavily linking the young winger with interest from reigning Europa League champions Sevilla, who are said to have been closely monitoring his progress for almost a year. The main problem for the Andaluz outfit, however, is they wouldn't be able to match any transfer fee or salary offer in the same sphere as bids from English clubs.
In another report via Mundo Deportivo, Silva is also being touted as a target for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, given the flexibility of the player being able to operate on either the wing or as a central attacking midfielder. He also matches their intention to strengthen with quality young players this summer.
Whichever club ultimately wins the race to sign Silva, it won't be without some considerable complications when it comes to negotiations. Along with the €20 million release clause valuation, his rights are split between four different parties, all with an interest in making as much as possible out of any potential deal.
SC Braga retain a 30% stake in the rights of Silva, while 50% are owned by an investment fund, backed by Portuguese super-agent,Jorge Mendes. 10% belongs to the player's agent, Antonio Araujo, whilst the remaining 10% is owned by his former club Feirense.