Bristol City are interested in making a potential move for Arouca forward Andre Silva as they aim to bolster their attacking options before the transfer window closes, according to Sport Witness.
The Robins have managed to get off to a solid enough start to the new Championship season having taken four points from their opening three league games. That comes after Nigel Pearson’s side were finally able to claim their first three points with a 3-2 win at Reading in midweek.
Despite that though, Bristol City might still be in need of adding some extra firepower to their squad before the transfer window comes to a close.
It has been reported recently though that they might have to sell before they can dip into the market again.
According to the latest report from Sport Witness, the Robins are interested in making a move for Silva after the forward played a vital role in helping Arouca earn promotion to the Portuguese top-flight last season with the 24-year-old registering seven goals.
It is believed that the forward could be available for under €1 million (£860,000) with the 24-year-old heading into the final year of his current deal with Arouca.
However, Bristol City are set to face competition from the Portuguese side Braga and that might raise the transfer fee they would need to pay for him.
This could be a decent signing for Bristol City to make with Silva clearly a player that seems to available to sign before the window closes given his current contractual situation with Arouca.
The 24-year-old has potential and that was underlined by his seven goals last season for Arouca that saw him help the club earn promotion to the top-flight of Portuguese football.
It, therefore, seems that Silva could be ready to make the step up to a higher level and the Championship would be a real test of his abilities.
The forward might take some time to adapt to life in English football but if he could add some extra attacking threat for the Robins then it would be a worthwhile signing for them to make, especially if he is available on a cheap deal with him entering the last year of his current deal.
This would be something of a low-risk gamble for the Robins and it might be one that pays off handsomely if the forward can adapt to life in the Championship quickly.