By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Leipzig and Sociedad confirm loan deal for Silva

The loan-out of RB Leipzig striker André Silva to Real Sociedad was confirmed yesterday. 
RB Leipzig and Spanish side Real Sociedad San Sebastian have wrapped up their latest piece of transfer business. The German Red Bulls loaned out another one of their high-priced and underperforming strikers to the La Liga outfit on Wednesday. Portuguese forward André Silva will initially join the Basque club on a one-year-loan with a purchase option.

Silva hopes to replicate the success of former RB transfer bust Alexander Sørloth, who regained his scoring touch during a second loan-stint in Spain last year. Sørloth eventually moved to Sociedad on a permanent basis for a reported €10 million earlier this summer. Amid 31 Bundesliga appearances - during which he only went the full 90 minutes five times last season - Silva scored four goals and pocketed seven assists.

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