- The ‘citizen’ team would be willing to let the Portuguese midfielder leave for some 80 million euros in order to reinforce the squad with a Brazilian international
After the signings of Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde, Barca continues to work to find footballers who raise the level of the first team squad and one of the names on the Barca agenda is Bernardo Silva, a midfielder for Manchester City.
Bernardo Silva (27 years old) is preferred to cover the possible departure of Frenkie de Jong and the latest information indicates that Manchester City would have offered the Portuguese international to Barca and also to Real Madrid in order to finance the signing of another crack. This is how the newspaper ‘L’Équipe‘ reports it and several media outlets in England reproduce it, pointing out that City would ask for some 80 million euros for the transfer of Bernardo Silva and that the ‘citizens’ would sign the Brazilian Lucas Paqueta to cover the march of the Portuguese
Lucas Paqueta (24 years old) has performed at a high level at Olympique de Lyon in recent seasons and despite his youth, he is a regular starter with Brazil, but his signing for Manchester City will not be an easy operation either since his current club wants a large sum for the transfer. In addition, teams like Arsenal or Newcastle have also been interested in Paqueta, but the Brazilian does not seem to be willing to change scenery to go to a team that does not play in the Champions League.
The next few weeks will be key to defining the future of Frenkie de Jong, who has been urged by Barca to lower his salary to adapt to the new salary scale of the squad, and if the Dutchman ends up transferred there are options for the Catalans to call at the door of Bernardo Silva. There is a lot of market ahead.