West Ham signing this 25-year-old Portuguese star would get them a good Haller replacement


Why Andre Silva would be a great long-term signing for West ham

According to Daily Mail, West Ham are on the search for a striker and that has led them to Andre Silva. The Hammers are looking to replace Sebastien Haller and David Moyes has made it clear that he wants to bring in a striker after the departure of Haller.


An academy graduate of FC Porto, Andre Silva made his first-team debut towards the end of 2015 after impressing for the reserves. However, he enjoyed his breakthrough in the 2016-17 season, scoring 16 goals and providing 5 assists in the Portuguese top-flight.

Silva’s heroics not only earned him a coveted move to AC Milan at the start of the 2017-18 campaign but he was also named in Portugal’s squad for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. However, the 25-year-old failed to live up to the hype in the Serie A despite being handed the No.9 shirt for the season.

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He was loaned out to Sevilla at the start of 2018 after finding the net on only two occasions for the Italian giants. However, after not a lot of success, he was again loaned out, this time to Eintracht Frankfurt. After impressing there, his deal was made permanent at the start of this season.

West Ham need to add to their forward ranks

Sebastien Haller left West Ham to join Ajax. While Haller came with so much promise, he simply couldn’t make his mark in England. He was afforded enough chances but failed to take them.

David Moyes has had to turn to Michail Antonio on most occasions to bail his side out. Antonio has done the best he could but it is clear that another prolific striker is needed.

Andre Silva can be a good option for West Ham to look into

Standing at 6ft, Silva has all the makings of developing into a fantastic No.9 and has already shown glimpses of his brilliance both at the club and international level.

While he has the physique, power, resilience and the instincts of a good old-fashioned forward, the 25-year-old is also blessed with the necessary dynamism in his game to taste success in any top league in Europe.

Andre Silva can be a great addition for West Ham (Getty Images)

Silva’s main attributes are his intelligence and broad tactical understanding of the game. A mobile striker who is known for his ability to shift positions in the attacking third, Silva can drop deep to receive the ball, drift wide to supply crosses into the box and can also make subtle runs in behind the opposition’s backline.

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A striker blessed with bountiful assets, the 25-year-old not only has the ability to score goals but can also create goals with his passing.