- “He is our player, he knows our wishes as a club, as a coach, and those of his teammates. What is going to happen? I don’t know,” said the City coach about Xavi Hernández’s great wish for Barça
In the press conference prior to Newcastle United-Manchester City this Sunday (5:30 p.m.), Pep Guardiola reiterated his desire for Bernardo Silva to continue playing in the current Premier League champion but kept the door open to what that can happen until the market closes on September 1 (24 hours) in the interest of FC Barcelona. “He is our player, he knows our wishes as a club, as a coach, and those of his teammates. What is going to happen? I don’t know,” said the Santpedor coach, who does not want to do without Bernardo.
The Portuguese international (28 years old) is the one desired by Barça in the event that there is an important departure such as that of Frenkie de Jong, who still does not want to leave, or that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, something more feasible with Chelsea as a possible destination. In any case, financing the operation would not be easy for the Catalans since City is not considering a sale that is below 90-100 million euros.
As KG has been reporting, Bernardo Silva has not tightened the rope with his club, where he arrived in 2017, since he has no guarantee that Barça will be able to face a signing of such magnitude.
Next Wednesday (9:30 p.m./ Barça TV), within the framework of the match to raise money in the fight against ALS that Barça and City will play at the Spotify Camp Nou, Bernardo will be in Barcelona on a very morbid date.