Manchester United joins the race to sign Andre Silva

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Manchester United are looking to solve their forward problem by adding Eintracht Frankfurt forward Andre Silva to their ranks this summer.

The Portugal striker has been in sensational form this season, scoring 19 goals in 22 appearances for the German team and behind only Robert Lewandowski in the race for Torjägerkanone.

Silva, 25, has two years remaining on his contract at the club and is reported (by Sky Germany via Ronan murphy) that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified the former AC Milan forward as a potential target to help reinforce the front line.

United currently have Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial as their center-forward options, but the two have scored just 14 goals between them so far this season and have struggled to find the net consistently throughout the campaign.

According to Sky Germany, the forward would be available for around € 30 million (£ 26 million) and that would be significantly cheaper than any other option that currently exists with his scoring record.

A concern for many, however, would be his struggles at AC Milan and Sevilla in the two years leading up to his arrival in Frankfurt. Silva struggled in Italy, scoring just two Serie A goals in 24 appearances before being sent on loan to La Liga the following season. While there, he was slightly better with nine goals in 27 league appearances and managed 11 in all competitions in 40 games.

However, since moving to Germany, Silva has apparently found his scoring boots with 30 goals in 45 league appearances.

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