Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva attracted by Barcelona move

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva attracted by Barcelona move

  • Portuguese midfielder Bernardo is ready to quit Manchester City for a move to join La Liga giants FC Barcelona
  • Silva's agent has also been in communication with top Barcelona officials who are said will consider a deal should Frenkie De Jong leave
  • Manchester City have no desire to let the former AS Monaco man leave and have slapped an 80 million euros price tag on him to dissuade suitors

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is reported to be interested in a move to join Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Per Mundo Deportivo, the Portugal international is attracted by the idea of wearing the Blue and Red jersey next season.

However, the report further states that the Blaugrana will not make a move for Silva unless they manage to sell Frenkie de Jong for a significant fee.

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Bernardo Silva, Manchester City, Barcelona
Barcelona are keen to recruit Bernardo Silva and he is very keen on a move too. Credit: @ghanaballers
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Jorge Mendes, the agent of Silva, has explained to the Manchester City man that he might have to wait until late August to join the Catalans.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta could consider the move should Manchester United succeed in buying De Jong.

Silva is believed to be a childhood fan of the Blaugrana after watching retired Portugal international Deco play for the side.

The 27-year-old is reported to be willing to wait even until the last day of the transfer market, as the parties have already discussed personal terms.

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The Brazilian's huge wages have prevented clubs from outrightly declaring an interest. PSG is said to have approached Manchester City to discuss a possible deal.

Le Parisien reports that the Ligue One champions want Bernardo Silva to be included in the deal. City flatly refused the proposal.

Bernardo Silva Offered Himself to Barcelona by Sending a Text Message

New reports have emerged that Bernardo Silva asked Barcelona to sign him via a text message in 2021.

The Manchester City star has been at the centre of a silent war between Pep Guardiola and his former player turned coach Xavi Hernandez.

Numerous reports claim that Xavi is heavily interested in signing the Portuguese utility player this summer. The Daily Mail understands that Silva asked Barcelona officials to draw up a contract for him when they were signing Ferran Torres.