It has been reported that Napoli and Juventus have entered the competition to sign Benfica wonderkid Antonio Silva. Liverpool and Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the Portuguese center-back, who currently plays for Benfica.
According to A Bola, the two Italian powerhouses are both interested in signing the teenage defender. Silva, who is just 19 years old, has emerged as one of the most promising young players in Europe this season. He has become a mainstay for a Benfica team that has yet to be defeated, and he has also made his debut for Portugal at the international level.
Silva made his first appearance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against South Korea earlier this week. The Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has already predicted that the 19-year-old will become a “superstar” after a sensational few months for the youngster. Silva is currently being considered for a significant future role.
The news that an English club has already made an offer of €60 million (£52 million) for Silva has been reported by A Bola, and as a result, there has been a significant increase in the amount of interest in the talented Benfica player. In addition, the January transfer window is rapidly approaching, which means that Liverpool and Tottenham will likely be joined in their pursuit of the defender by additional rival clubs.
In point of fact, the fact that Napoli and Juventus are interested in signing Silva is already a major problem for teams like Liverpool and Tottenham. Given the nature of the Serie A, it is arguable that the Italian top flight would be a better destination for the defender than the Premier League.
The financial demands that Benfica are looking for in Silva are something that Serie A sides won’t be able to offer, but Liverpool or Tottenham could provide them if either Premier League giant is willing to make a significant investment in the teenage defender. One thing that Serie A sides won’t be able to offer is the financial demands that Benfica are looking for in Silva.
In spite of interest from Juventus and Napoli, Antonio Silva is likely to move to the Premier League.
To say that Silva’s 2022 has been meteoric would be an understatement. despite the fact that the defender only played academy football for a year before starting a World Cup match just a year later. And because of the way Benfica do business, an offer from the Premier League will be necessary to sell the wonderkid in the year 2023.
Liverpool and Tottenham are some of the only clubs in Europe that will be willing and able to afford Silva, who could soon become one of the best center backs in the world if he continues to develop at his current pace. Serie A may be better for the development of the center back, but Liverpool and Tottenham are some of the only clubs in Europe that will be able to afford him.