Signing the striker for a mere €1000 back in 2011 as part of compensation proved to be a stroke of brilliance from then director Antero Henrique - who is also known for the unearthing of other footballing gems such as Falcao, James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez.
The newly appointed PSG sporting director would've played a large hand in signing Silva from Salgueiros way back in 2011. At the time, the striker was only 16 years old and spending €1000 may have seemed quite a risk. But that has now paid off with an enormous profit made from their latest sale.
Silva made his Primeira Liga debut with the Porto first team two seasons ago now, making nine appearances and finding the back of the net only once.
However, this last campaign has proven a remarkable breakthrough year for him, establishing himself in the first team and scoring 16 goals in 32 league appearances - as well as six goals in six international matches for Portugal.