Report: Wolves make striker Andre Silva a top summer target

Porto's coach Nuno Espirito Santo (R) and forward Andre Silva take part in a press conference at the Dragao stadium in Porto on February 21, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League...

Wolves are reportedly pursuing AC Milan striker Andre Silva.

Andre Silva of Sevilla FC looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg match between Sevilla v SS Lazio at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on February 20, 2019 in Seville,...

According to The Mirror, Wolverhampton Wanderers have made striker Andre Silva one of their main transfer targets for the summer window.

Wolves beat Fulham 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to all but tie up seventh place in the Premier League table, meaning they'll be in the Europa League qualifiers this summer.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men have shown real ambition over the last two years or so, and getting into Europe would only boost their plans to bring exciting talent to Molineux.

 

Wolves have already signed loan striker Raul Jimenez permanently, but another front man could be arriving, as The Mirror claim AC Milan striker Silva is one of the early main targets.

Silva, 23, made his name with Porto after arriving at age 15, and had the best season of his career under Nuno at the Estadio do Dragao, smashing 21 goals in 44 games to earn his big move to Milan.

It hasn't quite worked out since though; Silva hit 10 goals in 40 games last season after his £32m move (ESPN) and was loaned out to Sevilla this term, where he has posted a similar record of 11 goals in 40 games.

Portugal and AC Milan forward Andre Silva during the Portugal vs Tunisia International Friendly match on May 28, 2018 in Braga, Portugal.

Nuno has switched to a 3-4-1-2 system this season, and with no proven strikers outside of Diogo Jota and Jimenez, Silva would be able to come in and offer a superb third option whilst reuniting with Nuno.

Wolves fans won't exactly be surprised to hear that Silva's agent is Jorge Mendes, and having already brought a host of talented Portuguese players to Molineux, it wouldn't be a shock to see him take Silva there either.

Porto's coach Nuno Espirito Santo (R) and forward Andre Silva take part in a press conference at the Dragao stadium in Porto on February 21, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League...

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