Speaking to Premium Sport TV (quotes via Sport), Gattuso said he isn’t convinced by the player’s technical ability, and he thinks that the Rossoneri could find many suitors for the Portuguese international in the January transfer market:
“He is a player with great qualities, who is also very young, I think he has a good qualification in the transfer market. He is a good striker and if you include him in the transfer list, you will quickly find a buyer. It can be sold easily, especially since I had never seen him do a one-two in a long time.”
Whether this is just bluster coming from the notoriously fiery Gattuso, we will have to wait and see when the window opens next month. Sport believe that one of the considerations in selling Silva, just six months after signing the striker for £34m from Porto, would be Milan’s concerns over breaking UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Portuguese forward has failed to score in eight Serie A matches this campaign, although he has hit the back of the net eight times in the Europa League.