Bayern Munich made a splash earlier this year with the announcements that they were signing Dayot Upamecano and Julian Nagelsmann from top Bundesliga rival RB Leipzig. Now, as Leipzig work to rebuild their squad under the command of new coach Jesse Marsch, they have reportedly sealed the biggest signing of the summer thus far.
Andre Silva will be leaving Eintracht Frankfurt to join Leipzig for a fee of €23 million (total package around €35 million), according to a report from Bild+. Silva will earn €4 million a season.
Silva scored 28 goals last season for Frankfurt, which has only been bested by three players (Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar) in the last decade. If he can bring that form to Leipzig, they could make a strong push to end Bayern’s Bundesliga hegemony.
Last season, Leipzig had the best defense in the league but only the sixth best offense. This move is what we call a statement of intent.