Sevilla have confirmed they intend to sign loan star Andre Silva on a permanent deal from Italian club AC Milan. Portugal striker Silva joined Sevilla on loan in the summer after one season in Milan, where he managed just two Serie A goals in 24 appearances.
The 23-year-old former Porto star has rediscovered his form in La Liga with seven goals in 11 appearances and Sevilla sporting director Joaquin Caparros says the club will take up their option to sign him outright at the end of his loan deal.
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“Sevilla fans have to be calm, because he is a player that we have tied down well,” Caparros told the club’s official website. “The player will stay with us on a contract for many seasons.
We have all the rights, the option to keep him. “Milan can say what they want, they and other clubs will want him, but we are aware that at the end of the season, or before, we will use that right [to purchase him].”
Sevilla are understood to have an agreement in place to sign Silva outright for 35million euros at the end of the season.