Manchester United transfer news: Frankfurt president admits interest in Silva

Stefan Bienkowski
Manchester United transfer news: Frankfurt president admits interest in Silva

Eintracht Frankfurt club president Peter Fischer has admitted that interest in star striker Andre Silva is only natural because he’s a top player. 

Silva signed with the Bundesliga club from Milan on a permanent deal last summer and has been in tremendous form ever since. 

Although the Portuguese striker didn’t feature in the club’s 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday, he has amassed an incredible 19 goals and five assists in 22 games. 

According to Sky Germany, the striker’s form in the German top flight has attracted the interest of Manchester United. 

Following the victory on Saturday Fischer was asked about the future of club sporting director Fredi Bobic, who has been linked with a new job at Hertha Berlin. 

However, in answering the question, the Frankfurt president could only state that Bobic, like Silva, will remain at the club but accepted that both individuals doing well in their respective jobs would attract interest from bigger or richer clubs. 

“Fredi [Bobic] has a contract,” Fischer said after the match on Saturday. “I am someone who attaches great importance to contractual compliance. 

“We have had great experiences together for five years. I hope the contract will be fulfilled. 

“But we also know that we have a top striker and a top CEO, that of course arouses desires.”

Although Man United and other big clubs around Europe may be interested in signing Silva this summer, it still depends on whether Frankfurt would be willing to part with their talisman. 

The 25-year-old striker has a contract with the Bundesliga club till the summer of 2023 and with no release clause attached to his deal it means Frankfurt could name their price for Silva if a Premier League giant were to come looking. 

However, considering his incredible goal scoring record in the Bundesliga, some Man United fans may argue that paying whatever’s necessary would prove worth it in the long run.