Like most Portuguese strikers, André Silva is agile, has good technique and is comfortable playing anywhere across the frontline.
Unlike most Portuguese strikers, the Porto centre-forward is blessed with the one skill that sets good hitmen apart from great ones – a poacher’s instinct.
A total of 11 goals in 16 matches in 2016/17 for club and country is ample evidence of his ability in front of goal, coming on the back of a history of prolific scoring through the various youth teams of Portugal and Porto.
After a long search since the international retirement of Pauleta, the Seleção at last seems to have found a reliable goalscorer.
Tom Kundert profiles the 20-year-old for FourFourTwo. To read the André Silva scouting report click here.