Manchester City is aware that Bernardo Silva is in the crosshairs of FC Barcelona, so it was decided to evaluate him, as reported by David Ornstein in “The Athletic”.
FC Barcelona has already acquired Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen, Jules Koundé and Franck Kessié in the summer transfer window, but this is still not enough. Xavi hopes that it will be possible to strengthen not only the sides of the defense, but also the center of the field.
When it comes to defense, two names are in the lead, Marcos Alonso and Juan Foyth. A dream midfielder was also selected, Bernardo Silva.
In the Catalan capital, they value the Portuguese’s abilities a lot and there has been talk of his possible move to Camp Nou for a long time. Xavi is a fan of the 28-year-old’s talent and would surely find a place for him in his puzzle.
The matter, however, is not the easiest one, because Bernardo Silva is, after all, an extremely respected figure in the Manchester City dressing room. At every possible opportunity, he proves his usefulness to Pep Guardiola’s team.
It is no big secret that it will not be easy to part with him, because according to the findings of David Ornstein from “The Athletic”, the price was set at a very high level of EUR 100 million.
In the face of financial troubles and Barcelona’s many summer transfers, this is an insurmountable amount. The vice-champion of Spain, however, does not give up and is still looking for a formula to carry out the transfer.
Bernardo Silva made his way to the Etihad Stadium in July 2017. Since then, he has played a total of 252 games, scoring 48 goals and 50 assists.