Bernardo Silva, the 28-year-old Portuguese star, is at a crossroads in his career. With uncertainty surrounding his future at Manchester City, the possibility of a move to Barcelona has emerged.
Reports suggest that Barcelona could finally secure the deal for the playmaker if they offer €80m according to Spanish news outlet SPORT.
🚨 FC Barcelona consider Bernardo Silva an ideal signing & this summer, Manchester City are willing to let him leave, but only for an offer of at least €80M. @sport pic.twitter.com/rVEiZDKy6w— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) March 2, 2023
Silva joined Manchester City from Monaco in 2017 for a fee of €50m. Since then, he has established himself as a key player in Pep Guardiola’s side, making 189 appearances and scoring 32 goals. Silva’s technical ability, vision, and creativity make him a valuable asset to any team, and it is no surprise that Barcelona has been wanting him for a while.
However, Silva’s future at Manchester City has been in doubt for some time. The playmaker has struggled for consistency this season, and with City’s depth in midfield, he has found himself on the bench more often than not. This has led to speculation that Silva may be looking for a new challenge.
The uncertainty over Silva’s future at Manchester City is compounded by the fact that he is yet to sign a new contract with the club. His current deal expires in 2022, and City may be open to selling him this summer rather than risk losing him for free next year.
Barcelona’s interest in Silva is not new. The Catalan giants have been linked with the playmaker for some time, and they reportedly made an approach for him in 2019. However, City was not willing to sell at the time, and Silva remained in Manchester.
Only time will tell if the deal will go through, but it is clear that Silva has a lot to offer, and he would be a valuable addition to any team.