Liverpool Transfer News: According to Todo Fichajes, Silva has been courted by a number of clubs, including the Reds, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and others, but he will not be sold until his buy-out price of €100 million is satisfied.
Liverpool’s search for a long-term replacement for Virgil van Dijk may be aided by signing Silva, who seems to be tremendous potential, but it remains to be seen whether they will emerge as the leading contender for his signature.
It has been a rough year for Jurgen Klopp’s squad, and if Man Utd finishes ahead of them as expected, that would be a huge blow because they wouldn’t be able to offer Champions League football next season.
Todo Fichajes reports that LFC is still confident in Silva, despite the fact that the Red Devils appear like a more appealing project right now as Erik ten Hag begins to re-shape the club.
This summer’s drama should be interesting since the 19-year-old Portuguese international is a valuable asset for whichever team signs him.
Liverpool Transfer News: Apparently Liverpool has great hopes of signing highly regarded young Benfica centre defender Antonio Silva this summer
If Silva’s youth and inexperience were to be used as an argument against paying such a large fee to secure his signing, it would be a weak one, given that his maturity and poise on the pitch, both at home and in the Champions League, belie his years.
After starting his career out on Benfica’s reserve squad at the tender age of 18, the now-19-year-old has made 34 appearances for the first team this season and has established himself as a rock-solid defender who has been labelled “crazy” by talent scout Jacek Kulig.
The Eagles are on fire, with Silva serving as the backbone of their defence with his imposing ball skills and aggressive, sweeping style of play.