Portugal international Andre Silva has stressed that he is content at AC Milan despite the speculation surrounding his future. The 22-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Porto with the reputation of being a frequent goalscorer, but he has since struggled in the Serie A with just two goals in 18 appearances for the club.
Despite this, the striker is seemingly unfazed by his situation, and speaking to Tuttomercato, he said: “My thoughts have always been to stay here and do my job at Milan, here in Italy everything changed for me, it was the first time I came out of my country [Portugal]. Football is football, the same everywhere, but everything is always done to make the best possible, I do not think that the high cost of the transfer has weighed on me.The real problem is what I have already said, that changing country has changed everything.”
Silva has found most of his success for the Rossoneri in the Europa League this term, and he had to wait until March to score his maiden Serie A goal. The Portuguese netted a last-gasp winner against Genoa earlier in the month, and this was following by another late clincher versus Chievo in a 3-2 comeback win at the San Siro.
The Rossoneri have not succumbed to a league defeat since the turn of the year, and this form sees them within five points off rivals Inter, who hold the final Champions League spot. Following the international break, Milan have back-to-back Serie A games against Juventus and Inter, and their results in those matches could make-or-break this ambition of finishing in the top-four this season. A positive result over Juventus, in particular, could have ramifications elsewhere, with Napoli now within two points off the Bianconeri with just nine games left.