Andre Silva’s loan spell at Sevilla appears to be reaching a rather bitter end as the striker continues to be linked with Premier League duo Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
El Desmarque reported a week ago that Wolves are willing to pay £30 million to sign a striker they have been heavily linked with since January 2018 while Leicester are also interested in offering the Portugal international a fresh start.
This is despite Silva’s reputation taking a battering over the last few years. The former Porto prodigy struggled badly at AC Milan and, after a bright start to his time with Sevilla, the goals have dried up.
The 23-year-old has scored just once in La Liga since the turn of the year. And he now finds himself at the centre of an unseemly club versus country row.
Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros has hit out at Silva for his ongoing injury problems, expressing plenty of anger at the prospect of the forward being called up for Portugal’s Nations League semi-finals in June after a prolonged spell out of the side at club level.
"I'm not simulating an injury, I have been receiving treatment," Silva told A Bola, hitting back at Caparros’s claims. "I have a clear conscience. I have wanted to play and the problem for me is that as time has passed the discomfort has worsened.
"Maybe this has not been handled in the best way and I should have taken a break in December to sort it, but Sevilla needed me and I wanted to play.
"My concept of professionalism requires extreme dedication to the club, in this case to Sevilla. Those who know me know that I always want to be an asset."
According to El Desmarque, Sevilla have already decided that they will not sign Silva permanently, which has opened the door for Wolves and Leicester.
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