Man Utd and Real Madrid target Andre Silva on verge of RB Leipzig move

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

Manchester United may be about to miss out on another summer transfer target as Andre Silva edges towards a move to RB Leipzig.

The Eintracht Frankfurt striker has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs over the course of the last season, having scored 28 goals and bagged a further eight assists in just 32 Bundesliga games.

As such, Man Utd, Real Madrid and Chelsea have all been linked with moves for the Portugal international in recent months.

However, according to BILD, the Frankfurt striker is on the cusp of a €23 million move to RB Leipzig.

The Bundesliga giants have been in desperate need of a consistent goalscorer since they sold Timo Werner to Chelsea last summer and few are as proven in front of goal in the German top flight than Silva.

Do Man Utd need another striker this summer?

While Silva has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd in recent months, there’s no denying that the rumours began to dry up once Edinson Cavani agreed to an extension to his contract.

Indeed, the Uruguay international’s future at Old Trafford seemed to fuel speculation of a new striker being signed in the summer. However, that’s not to say that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side couldn’t still use some extra firepower.

While Cavani has an impressive striker rate at the Premier League side, he’s by no means capable of leading the line for Man Utd in every game across the entire season.

Should Cavani pick up an injury or simply need to be rested, the Old Trafford side would then have to turn to the inconsistent Anthony Martial or the raw but undoubtedly untested Mason Greenwood to put the ball in the back of the net.

And while that may work out in the end, Man Utd fans may like to see another proven striker come in the doors this summer to help carry the load.