Barcelona Ready to Swap Frenkie De Jong for Top Manchester City Star As Dutch Player’s Agent Backs the Deal

Barcelona Ready to Swap Frenkie De Jong for Top Manchester City Star As Dutch Player’s Agent Backs the Deal

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Barcelona have been given the green light to sign Manchester City star Bernardo Silva this summer by the player’s agent Jorge Mendes
  • Xavi Hernandez believes that Silva would occupy the midfield role that De Jong has primarily been deployed in during his time at the Camp Nou
  • Barcelona has given Frenkie de Jong a 10-day deadline to leave this summer, and both Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in a deal

Barcelona’s pursuit of Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva has been boasted by the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, who has given the Catalan giants the green light to move on.

Silva has been an integral part of the Manchester City team in recent years, but the Portugal international is keen on a move to the Camp Nou this summer.

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Bernardo Silva's agent, Jorge Mende has approved for Barcelona to swap Frenkie de Jong for the Manchester City star. Photo by James Gill
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According to the Daily Mirror, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez thinks that Silva would fill the position that Frenkie De Jong has been used mostly during his stay at the Camp Nou.

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Frenkie de Jong, who has been given a 10-day deadline to leave Barcelona this summer by the club’s hierarchy, will be used in a swap deal for the Manchester City star.

Silva has bagged 48 goals across 251 first-team appearances for Manchester City since his transfer from Monaco in 2017 and has flourished under Pep Guardiola's coaching.

Guardiola admits he doesn’t know what will happen with Bernardo Silva

Meanwhile, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is in the dark about the future of Portugal international, Bernardo Silva as the EPL star is currently being courted by Barcelona.

According to Barca Universal, Barcelona has already everything agreed with the midfielder’s agent, Jorge Mendes, although Guardiola admits he would love Silva to stay at Manchester City.

Guardiola also revealed that Barcelona are yet to officially submit a bid for Silva with the summer transfer window already winding down.

Barcelona agrees personal terms with top Manchester City star

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona has had a fantastic summer transfer window and the Catalan giants are still not slowing down as they have intensified their pursuit of Bernardo Silva.

The La Liga club has so far signed Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Frank Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde this summer and wants to add the Manchester City midfielder to the list.

Barcelona and Silva have edged closer to sealing a summer transfer as the Spanish club has agreed personal terms with the Portugal international.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..