It’s not a secret that Bernardo Silva has wanted out of Manchester City the last two summers, having pushed hard for a Barcelona move behind the scenes in 2021 before being convinced to stay by Pep Guardiola.
Where will Manchester City finish in the Premier League this season?
5th or lower
City paid £43m to sign Silva from AS Monaco in 2017, so they’re unlikely to let him go for less than that figure this summer. Barcelona aren’t even able to register their new signings until they’ve balanced the books, so the Catalans could struggle to fund Silva’s transfer.
The sale of Frenkie De Jong is meant to generate the money to sign Silva, but Paris Saint-Germain could hijack the deal as they’ve shown an interest and could meet City’s demands without issue. It just remains to be seen whether the Portuguese international is as receptive to join PSG.
Silva may be angling only for a Barcelona move, so the Parisian’s attempts to procure his signature could fail. Nevertheless, City may need to take the Catalans’ interest serious based on latest reports.