Premier League giants, Manchester United and Liverpool, have had their sights set on the rising Benfica star, Antonio Silva, as they look to bolster their defensive ranks. However, a recent revelation might change the course of their pursuits.
According to an article in the Portuguese daily, Record, as sourced by SportWitness, Silva appears more inclined to don the white jersey of Real Madrid than venture to the English Premier League. This new development comes as the Spanish giants are also in the market for a stellar central defender, and Silva, with his exceptional talent, fits the bill.
United’s hunt for a central defender is well-documented, and acquiring a talent like Silva, who is only 19, would undoubtedly have been a strategic move. There’s even a sentiment that the Portuguese prodigy could overshadow the performances of Harry Maguire at Old Trafford.
It’s undeniable that Silva possesses the potential and skillset to feature for the world’s top clubs. His trajectory suggests that he’s en route to establishing himself as a top-tier central defender in the years to come. The team securing his signature will undoubtedly benefit from his rising star power.
Given Real Madrid’s reputation as one of the footballing elites, it’s understandable why Silva might be leaning their way. However, with the transfer window approaching, it remains to be seen if the allure of a tempting offer from either Liverpool or Manchester United might sway Silva’s decision.