Man Utd transfer news: Andre Silva’s agent denies €30m release clause
Andre Silva’s consultancy agency have denied that the Manchester United transfer target has a minimum fee release clause that could be activated this summer for €30 million.
The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has attracted the interest of numerous clubs around Europe this season with his remarkable performances in the Bundesliga.
After 28 games in all competitions for Adi Hutter’s side, Silva has already amassed 24 goals and nine assists.
Indeed, the Portugal international has scored more goals in the German top flight this season than Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland and sits second only to Bayern Munich talisman Robert Lewandowski.
As such, reports in England and Germany have linked the forward with a potential move to Man Utd in the summer and that rumour went into overdrive on Friday when German broadcaster Sport1 reported that the forward could be signed for as little as €30m.
However, in a bid to quickly bring an end to any unhelpful speculation, Silva’s agency quickly responded to the story and confirmed that it wasn’t true.
“There is no exit clause in Andre Silva’s contract,” said a spokeswoman for the Gestifute consultancy in an interview with Goal and Spox.
How much would Silva really cost Man Utd this summer?
While it seems unlikely that Silva will now be able to leave Frankfurt for €30m at the end of the season, the Portuguese goal scorer may still prove far cheaper than Man Utd’s other striker transfer targets.
The Old Trafford side have also been linked with Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane.
However, while both of those forwards would comfortably cost more than €100m to sign this summer, it’s unlikely that Silva would cost even half that much if Man Utd were serious about signing the forward in a few months time.
Indeed, Silva’s agent admitted as much in a recent interview when asked about Silva potentially leaving the club this summer.
“If top players have the opportunity to go to a top club where they say that’s the next step – then that’s just the way it is,” said Hutter.