Within La Liga, the likes of Iago Aspas, Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez are deemed as the main centre-forwards for their respective clubs. These individuals have proven themselves for a numbers of years in Spain and are constantly a threat in the final third of the pitch. However, a young Portuguese striker has entered the scene and has caught the attention of many football supporters.
Andre Silva, who is currently on loan from AC Milan, has found his goal-scoring mentality once again and is enjoying his time so far at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Pablo Machin has placed a lot of faith into the youngster and spoke highly of the player following his arrival to the club, and the centre-forward has gone on to paying the head coach back by notching seven goals in eight league games.
In fact, the way he leads the line for his side is unique in its own way, with his incredible hunger for goals along with his movement on and off the ball to the type of finishing he has in his locker. Still only 22-years-old, he has a whole career ahead of himself and he can patiently make the perfect decision of which competitive league in league he will want to play in for the rest of his profession.
Looking quickly back at his time in Serie A, he was brought to San Siro in the summer of 2017 for a huge figure of €38 million, as a large number of AC Milan fans were expecting him to complete the side’s attack and to increase their chances of finishing in the Champions League spots. Though, it did not work out as planned as his abilities and strengths simply did not suit Gennaro Gattuso’s system.
Now, Silva and Sevilla are doing more than enough to get the best out of each other whilst aiming to silently challenge for the league title and the Europe League. Although it is easier said than done, Machin will need to make sure he utilises the squad in a way that they can compete in all the competitions they take part in and that none of the key players pick and issues or injury problems.
Since making his senior debut for his country in 2016, the people of Portugal straightaway felt that they have finally found a centre-forward that is perfect for the manager and the team. Scoring a hat-trick in his second appearance against Faroe Islands was the ideal way for him to enter the spotlight as he came up with a fine performance whilst showing his ability to score different types of goals.
On top of that, he has been impressive at international level, where he once scored four goals in a match against Hungary in the group stages of the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2014. Also, at the moment he is notched 13 goals in 28 games for the national team, clearly showing that he has been an instant hit for Fernando Santos’ team and is providing serious competition in attack.
Going back to Sevilla and their expectations in La Liga, they could be aiming for a title challenge as the likes of Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been purely unconvincing so far this season. If Machin’s men can remain consistent and effective on both sides of the pitch, then it is more than possible that this campaign in Spain could go down as one of the best seasons of all time.
Overall, it would be a huge piece of business completed by Sevilla if they sign Andre Silva on a permanent basis next summer, given that he has already earned the faith of Pablo Machin, and that the majority of Sevilla fans are enjoying the brilliance he has brought to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
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