January 24, 2023 – After the departure of Cody Gakpo to Liverpool and Noni Madueke to Chelsea, PSV is urgently looking for offensive reinforcements. At least the first is in. PSV has yet to confirm the arrival of Fábio Silva, but the Portuguese has already said goodbye to Anderlecht on Instagram.
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PSV is experiencing a hectic transfer period. The team from Eindhoven said goodbye to Gakpo at the end of December and also saw Madueke make the switch to the Premier League last week. As a result, trainer Ruud van Nistelrooij is suddenly short of options in the front. In any case, the coach will have one new name: Fábio Silva. The attacker left Wolverhampton Wanderers for Anderlecht on a rental basis last summer and was accurate seven times in twenty league games in Belgium. Silva will wear the PSV shirt until the end of this season.
The deal has not yet been confirmed by PSV, but nothing seems to stand in the way of Silva’s arrival to the current number three in the Eredivisie. In any case, Silva says hello to Anderlecht supporters on his Instagram. “I am very grateful to this beautiful club and the supporters. They believed in me when many doubted me.’ Silva also has only words of praise for his teammates in Belgium. Thank you for all the support and for all the great moments on and off the field. Real friendships have developed.’
Although Anderlecht is having a bad season – it is only eleventh in the Jupiler Pro League – Silva looks back on his time in Brussels with a positive feeling. “Everyone here made sure that I could be happy again. That I could do what I love most again. Thank you for helping me grow as a person and as a player.” Silva also sends a clear message to the rest of Belgium. ‘I am now also a supporter of this big club, undoubtedly the biggest club in Belgium’, concludes the – ice and weather serving – acquisition of PSV.
40 million euros
Silva wore the shirt of Anderlecht a total of 32 times. He scored eleven times and provided four assists. Earlier in his career he wore the shirt of FC Porto. He exchanged that club for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2020. The English paid a sloppy forty million euros for the arrival of the now 20-year-old Portuguese.