With 17 goals in 19 games, André Silva is finally confirming all the hype that surrounded him when he was at Porto.
It took him some time, with spells at Milan and Sevilla hardly setting the world on fire, but the striker is now in his element in the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt.
So much so, in fact, that Wolverhampton Wanderers, in dire need of a forward during the January transfer window, made an attempt to sign him.
That’s according to Transfermarkt, who report the story in an exclusive, stating that ‘according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Atlético Madrid were interested in signing the striker this winter’.
The La Liga side weren’t the only ones, as Wolves ‘also approached Frankfurt to sound out a possible deal’.
While Atlético put forward an offer for Silva, it was ‘rejected’ by the Bundesliga club, eventually leading them to signing Moussa Dembélé from Lyon.
As for Wolves, there’s no mention of an official bid being placed, suggesting Eintracht might have been asking for too much.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side eventually went for Willian José, who will fill the void left by Raúl Jiménez’s injury until the Mexican can return.
Silva being linked again would be no surprise, he’s been associated with Wolves for some time and is represented by a certain Jorge Mendes.