Manchester City forward is set to joining Barcelona
According to reputable journalist Gerard Romero, Manchester City forward Bernardo Silva is open to a summer switch to Barcelona.
Last summer, there were rumblings that Silva was looking to leave Manchester United’s Etihad Stadium. Later, the Portugal international claimed that he wanted to leave the club because he was unhappy with his life in England.
In spite of this, Silva was instrumental in Manchester City’s recent Premier League success. When playing for the Cityzens, he scored 13 goals and made seven assists in 50 appearances. The 27-year-campaign old’s in 2021-22 was mainly a success. However, if rumors from Spain are to be accepted, he is still dissatisfied with his time in England.
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Bernardo Silva is reportedly set to call time on his five-year connection with Manchester City this summer, according to Romero [via Barca Universal]. According to reports, he’s open to a move to Barcelona for the 2022-23 season.
Barcelona board tweeted; Bernardo Silva wants to sign for Barcelona, but it all depends on the economic situation. It would only be possible with the sale of Frenkie de Jong.
Bernardo Silva wants to sign for Barcelona, but it all depends on the economic situation. It would only be possible with the sale of Frenkie de Jong.
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) May 30, 2022
Despite this, Pep Guardiola’s side have a deal with the attacker until the end of the 2024-25 season. A massive offer would be required to tempt him away from the Etihad Stadium, according to the source. Silva may be an impossible target for Barcelona in light of the club’s present financial situation. The sale of Frenkie de Jong, according to the aforementioned source, is a prerequisite for any deal including the Portuguese. It would help Blaugrana raise money and free up space on their pay bill if they sold the Netherlands international. It’s unclear at this point if they’ll use De Jong as a trade chip to land Silva from Manchester City in the upcoming offseason.