Portugal striker Andre Silva has signed a five-year contract with Bundesliga facet RB Leipzig after transferring from Eintracht Frankfurt, his new membership introduced Friday.
The 25-year-old netted 28 objectives within the Bundesliga in 2020/21, second solely to Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who set a brand new single-season file by scoring 41 instances in Germany’s high flight.
German each day Bild declare Leipzig paid Frankfurt 23 million euros ($27 million) for Silva, who might be paid round 4 million per season.
The Portugal worldwide, who made three appearances off the bench at Euro 2020, is wanting ahead to enjoying Champions League soccer subsequent season with Leipzig after Frankfurt narrowly missed out on qualifying.
“I am actually wanting ahead to the brand new problem at RB Leipzig,” Silva mentioned in a press release having netted 40 objectives in 57 Bundesliga video games throughout his two years at Frankfurt.
“The membership has nice ambitions and I need to assist obtain them — particularly with as many objectives as doable. I actually need to play on the very highest degree and meaning Champions League.”
Silva performed the final 20 minutes of Portugal’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium within the final 16 of the European Championship.
His signing is a coup for Leipzig, who struggled for objectives final season after promoting Germany striker Timo Werner to Chelsea.
RB Leipzig completed second within the Bundesliga final season.
They’ve a brand new head coach in ex-Pink Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch, who replaces Julian Nagelsmann, now answerable for champions Bayern Munich.