- The Athletic assured that in Manchester they do not move from that rate to allow the departure of the midfielder that Xavi wants
Bernardo Silva is leaving evidence of where his aspirations go to continue his career. Although without fuss or radical requests, the Portuguese midfielder of Manchester City seems to be saying goodbye to the club in which he has played in recent seasons because his ambition is to sign for FC Barcelona. The Barça coach, Xavi Hernández, wants the 27-year-old Portuguese international to round out his squad, but it depends on the club doing its homework in the exit operation, which would also ask for an important transfer, with the name of Frenkie de Jong in all the pools. There are two weeks left to close the market and players and clubs have some anxiety to define the future. But the information that comes from England says that City’s position regarding Bernardo Silva does not close the door on his departure, but not for less than the price he thinks he is worth: 100 million euros. The Athletic stressed that there is no will to make discounts.
This information suggests that City, in line with what his coach Pep Guardiola declared regarding not having dissatisfied people in his squad, accepts Bernardo Silva’s intention to leave, but at the same time, he is very clear that he is not going to give it away, no matter how much Barça is the possible destination and that the Etihad is full of professionals with Catalan roots, such as Guardiola himself, the CEO Ferran Soriano and the sports director Txiki Begiristain.