Charles Watts has appeared to dismiss the idea of Arsenal making a move for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva during the upcoming transfer window.
The 25-year-old Portuguese forward has been in fine form this season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, and according to a report from Italian outlet Calcio Mercato, the Gunners will be looking at bringing him in this summer as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.
However, speaking during the latest video on his YouTube channel, Watts said that he didn’t seem too convinced about those reports due to Arsenal’s failed attempts to bring him in during past windows.
He said: “Andre Silva, I’m not sure about this rumour. Just because he’s always been a player that seems to be linked with Arsenal, even in his AC Milan days. [He’s] obviously having a very good season for Frankfurt in Germany, I think it’s 19 goals he’s got. [There are] links coming out of Italy initially saying that Arsenal have him as a number-one priority. I’m sceptical about that, but we’ll have to wait and see in the summer.
“It just feels to me like that is one that is a player who’s just been linked time and time again over the years for Arsenal and it’s one of those kinds of easy links to make.”
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TIF Thoughts on Charles’ Watts comments about Andre Silva coming to Arsenal…
The attitude of Watts here seems to come across that because they’ve been linked with him in the past, that there doesn’t seem to be any reason why he would suddenly have a change of mind and want to come this time.
A lot has changed since then, most notably the man in the dugout. On top of that, some of the signings they have made like Martin Odegaard and the ‘Hale End revolution’ have got Arsenal looking upwards. And with his goal record, if he could replicate that in England, then someone like Silva could just be the piece that they need to take them over the top.