According to the Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reports, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger planning to strengthen attacking options in January due to Danny Welbeck’s injury problems in the recent years and preparing move for Porto striker Andre Silva who has £52.8m release clause in his current deal.
Arsene Wenger has reportedly sent scouts to watch Silva in action during Porto’s Champions League clash against PL defending champions Leicester City.
The Portuguese sensation has been also in fine form after scoring hat-trick during the world cup qualifier.
Wenger has been impressed with Silva since he has watched him at the under-20 World Cup.
The 20-year-old forward has already an insane record for his country’s international levels with
The Portuguese starlet due to his incredible performances has been rewarded with a five-year deal by Porto earlier in the summer, which includes a huge £52.8 million release clause, according to the ESPN reports.
He has begun the season in fine form, scoring five goals in seven Primeria Liga games, and providing two assists and it’s not a big surprise to see his form is catching the attention of the Gunners.
His price tag, if Porto stuck to demanding the full release clause it could be a problem for Gunners and might search another option during the January transfer window.