Report: Arsenal keen to sign exciting striker with £52.8m release clause


        Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Report: Arsenal keen to sign Porto striker Andre Silva

Andre Silva in action for Porto against Roma

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater in action with FC Porto's Andre Silva

Silva signed a new five-year deal with Porto in the summer, which includes a huge 60 million Euros release clause - which equates to £52.8 million, ESPN reported.

He has begun the season in fine form, scoring five goals in seven Primeira Liga games, and providing two assists.

With one assist to his name in the Champions League too, it is no surprise his form is catching the attention of the Gunners.

His price tag, if Porto stuck to demanding the full release clause, would count Arsenal out, with the fee clearly overpriced despite his big potential.

If Arsenal were able to get him at less than half the fee then he would be a shrewd addition, but it is not one that is likely to happen in January.

 


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