Five things Liverpool & Arsenal fans need to know about Andre Silva

It’s that time of year again, folks. No, not the time of tedious Christmas specials and grotesque amounts of overly rich food, it’s nearly transfer window opening time, the period in which the rumour mill goes bonkers and every player who has had a good half-season is now going to be signed for £500 million.

One of the players who has been rumoured as ‘set to be on the move’ of late is Andre Silva. Linked with both Liverpool and Arsenal, among others, Silva is a striker currently playing for FC Porto. At just 21 years of age, the Portuguese forward would fit the profile of both clubs’ recent investment, so the rumour at least kind of makes sense.

He grabbed headlines against Leicester in the Champions League recently, too, and his stats were pretty impressive…

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Considering his career trajectory so far, and the fact that not many people from these shores will have ardently followed the Primeira Liga, Silva is a relatively unknown quantity for many. Fortuitously, we have compiled a little fact file on the striker and it reveals a few reasons why two such enormous clubs could be after him…