AC Milan will reportedly offer Andre Silva in an attempt to sign Neves from Premier League high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed a golden chance to finally sign Andre Silva, the Portuguese number nine they have allegedly wanted since January 2018.
But there is a caveat. If Wolves want to bring Silva to Molineux at long last, they’d have to sacrifice none other than Ruben Neves.
According to Italian publication Sport Mediaset, AC Milan are hoping that a bid of £13.5 million, plus their misfit centre-forward Silva, will be enough to convince Wolves to let Neves move to the San Siro.
And this has received a rather short shrift from fans of the Black Country outfit.
After all, Neves is one of the most talented players Wolves have ever seen in ‘old gold’. He’s a real fans’ favourite too and has shown remarkable levels of commitment to the club he joined for a club-record fee from Porto two years ago.
Silva, meanwhile, has endured a miserable two years since he joined AC Milan for £33 million in 2017. He’s scored just 11 league goals in the last two seasons, two for Milan and nine in a loan spell at Sevilla that started brightly and ended in huge disappointment and concerns over his fitness.
This one should be a no brainer for Wolves. It’s a ‘no’ all the way.
Milan are looking at a potential deal for Ruben Neves, offering £15m PLUS Andre Silva, who most recently had a spell on loan at Sevilla. Personally, I think Neves is worth A LOT more. #WWFCpic.twitter.com/B8XYjFmF59
— FootyStats ⚡️ (@FootyStats_org) July 5, 2019
try 50m plus Andre silva
— tamworth wolves (@WolvesTamworth) July 5, 2019
— Toby Marshall (@tobymono) July 5, 2019
Sorry? Which club is playing Europe next season?
— Matt Flavell (@matthewflavell) July 4, 2019
@Wolves don’t you dare, the absolute riots there will be if you do this
— Callum Perrins (@cal_wwfc) July 4, 2019
In short, they can’t afford him.
— Thomas Luckock (@TWLuckock) July 4, 2019
That must value Silva at £50m!! Absolutely no chance
— Lee Smith (@Cart78) July 4, 2019
— Paul Richards (@Paul_reenactor) July 5, 2019