Barcelona is already preparing preliminary plans for the summer transfer window in 2023. According to journalists from “Mundo Deportivo”, the club’s priority will be to bring Bernardo Silva.
Back in the summer, the Manchester City midfielder was associated with the “Catalan Pride”. The media emphasized that Xavi Hernandez is a supporter of the 28-year-old’s transfer.
Ultimately, Barcelona failed to buy a Portuguese international. Camp Nou officials, however, did not abandon their plans for this player.
“Mundo Deportivo” points out that Bernardo’s transfer will be a priority for “Barca” next year. The club will be looking to strengthen the midfield, and the Portuguese is considered an ideal candidate in Catalonia.
A possible transfer will certainly be extremely expensive. The “Transfermarkt” portal estimates Silva at EUR 80 million.
Manchester City also does not have to rush to sell, as the midfielder’s contract is in force for three more years. Barcelona, however, counts on the fact that the footballer himself will express his desire to leave Etihad, which will help in negotiations with the English champions.
This season Silva played in ten games of the team led by Pep Guardiola. In them he recorded two goals and three assists.