Manchester City Stance On Bernardo Silva’s Transfer Deal To Barcelona

It has been widely reported that Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is likely to join Laliga giants Barcelona.

According to reports, Barcelona is racing against the transfer deadline, 1 September, to seal the deal.

So far, financially limping Barcelona has signed five new players; Robert Lewandowski, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde. The aforementioned are yet to be registered as La Liga questioned Barcelona’s funds.

Despite being barred from registering the five players, Barcelona is reportedly willing to splash a fee above €50 million for Man City midfielder, Bernardo Silva.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have dismissed rumours that they have received a bid or agreed on any fee concerning the deal.

“#ManCity has not agreed to a fee with Barcelona for Bernardo Silva and no offer has been received for the player. @ManCity still wants to keep the midfielder this summer.

[via @spbajko], wrote Man City Xtra on Twitter.

 

 

What Pep Guardiola Said About Bernardo Silva’s Transfer Move To Barcelona

 

Bernard Silva has been an integral part of City’s four Premier League titles after arriving from Monaco.

Being one of Pep Guardiola’s favourite players, the midfielder received enough game time, winning games for the former Barcelona coach.

However, speaking about Bernardo’s future at City amid reports that the player is poised to join Barca, Pep Guardiola said:

I would love if Bernardo could continue here because he’s a special player for all of us in the locker room, but I don’t know what is going to happen. What will happen is going to happen.

“If he stays, it is perfect. If in the end, he has to leave it is because football is like this, the clubs have an agreement, the player has the desire and I will not be the reason to stop the desire.

“When you are a football player your life is so short. You don’t realize and immediately it is over. At the same time. I’m just a little part of the club. What the club decides is ok for me.”