Eintracht Frankfurt manager Adi Hutter isn’t surprised to see Andre Silva linked with a summer move to Arsenal and Manchester City, as reported Sport1.
Just a few weeks ago, the Eagles were flying high in Champions League places and seemingly destined to secure a place atop Europe for the first time.
But while Frankfurt was hoping to retain the services of their talismanic top scorer, they couldn’t afford the kind of collapse that has left a once-promising 2021/22 season in shambles.
The Bundesliga’s own history at Leicester City, Frankfurt has spent most of the season in the top four to give up to death as a form-fit Dortmund side sneaked into the Promised Land at their own expense.
As a result, hanging on to Silva, valued at £ 35million, has become a bit more difficult.
In March, Calciomercato reported that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal had identified the Portugal international as a potential successor to aging Alexandre Lacazette.
BILD, meanwhile, said yesterday that Manchester City were also interested, with a Sergio Aguero-shaped void in the attacking line of title-winning Pep Guardiola.
“If a player scores 27 goals, the other clubs notice,” said Hutter, who will be leaving Commerzbank Arena himself to take over as Monchengladbach.
“I am happy with the good developments. If a player then enters a top club, we’ve done everything right.
With 29 competitions in all competitions in 2020/21, the “extraordinary” Silva became the first player since legendary Bernd Holzenbein almost 50 years ago to score so many goals for Frankfurt in a single campaign.
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