Eintracht Frankfurt signed André Silva in September 2019 on an initial two-year loan from Serie A side AC Milan, and the striker scored 16 goals in all competitions in his debut season for the Eagles.
That tally was the highest at the club in 2019/20, as was his haul of 12 goals in the Bundesliga. Indeed, the 24-year-old Portugal international hit top form after the coronavirus-enforced break in play last season, registering eight league goals, which was the second-best return across the Bundesliga.
He’s a young and flexible attacker and, at 24, he’s still got potential to improve.Board member Fredi Bobic
Silva also underlined his quality on the European stage, striking a brace in the 2-2 draw in Salzburg to secure Eintracht’s progress in the UEFA Europa League. Furthermore, he is as reliable as they come at penalties, scoring three times from the spot.
All of which persuaded the Eintracht management to turn his loan deal - originally scheduled to expire in 2021 - into a permanent contract valid until 30 June 2023. “Over the last few months we’ve seen what André’s capable of,” said board member Fredi Bobic. “It was no accident that he was the second-best striker in the Bundesliga after the restart. He’s a young and flexible attacker and, at 24, he’s still got potential to improve. We’re confident we can take him to another level here in Frankfurt and we’re delighted to have tied a superb striker to the club until summer 2023.”