David Silva – A deteriorating hold that still offers value
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David Silva – A deteriorating hold that still offers value

Let’s get one thing straight early on, we are not suggesting you login to Football Index and buy David Silva futures. What we are saying though is that you shouldn’t rush to sell at a loss if he’s already in your portfolio. Here is why.

A downward trajectory with a ‘David Silva’ lining?

Silva’s value has plummeted over the past six months as the prospect of a career away from the elite started to feel more akin to reality. With that in mind, most people holding him are probably sitting in the red with his price currently at £0.57 – some 34% down from October.

Ordinarily, you’d never expect a player of Silva’s age to make a significant gain but there is an intrigue about what comes next for the ex-Valencia playmaker.

A master of Miami – or will it be Milan?

A few clubs have been mentioned in connection with Silva but there are two emerging as serious contenders for his signature. The first is AC Milan; a move to Serie A would likely see his baseline price increase – albeit modestly. For one, he’d still be plying his trade in one of the top leagues. Couple that with the fact that the slower tempo in Italy would give him more time on the ball and Silva could go to whole new levels of ‘bossing it’. It all sounds like potential for game day divi to roll in to us.

The other option for Silva is to cross the pond and become the first star player at Inter Miami. The newly formed MLS club are owned by global icon David Beckham and whilst a move to the US would eventually cripple his price, the media buzz around such a move – and his subsequent performances – would present a good opportunity to collect some media buzz wins. If you can take the upside there before selling then you may well soften the loss – if not better.

So, what do you say? David Silva, stick or twist?

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