Andre Silva has brushed off speculation he could be set to join Manchester United but is flattered by such talk and believes rumours linking him with a big-money move are a good sign that he must be performing well with Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 25-year-old Portugal striker put pen to paper on a permanent three-year with Eintracht Frankfurt last September after impressing while on loan from AC Milan, where he had badly struggled to live up to expectations.
This season, only Robert Lewandowski (28) has scored more goals than Silva (19) in the Bundesliga and the forward’s barnstorming form has reportedly caught the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including United and Atletico Madrid.
The Sun reported last month that Silva’s agent, Jorge Mendes, will look to secure his client a summer switch to Old Trafford as a potential long-term replacement for Edinson Cavani if the Red Devils opt against renewing the veteran Uruguayan’s contract.
The report claimed United could agree a deal with Eintracht for a fee of around £30million, with the German outfit keen to raise funds in order to bring Luka Jovic back from Real Madrid.
‘I’ve heard rumours, but that is it. Rumours are rumours,’ Silva told Portuguese outlet O Jogo.
‘At the end of this season, it’s something that gives me more motivation to work.
‘It’s a sign that what I have accomplished has borne fruit and the path has been good.’
Silva intends to put speculation over his future to the back of his mind, with Eintracht currently flying high in the Bundesliga in fourth place thanks largely to his goalscoring exploits.
Asked how much he’s worth in today’s market, Silva joked: ‘Around 105 million?
‘I’m kidding. I think I heard 30 million and something somewhere… when we sell our merchandise we always increase the value a little bit [laughs].
‘Things are as they are and, whatever happens around us and the most important thing is to look at me and what I can do.’
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