Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva has remained coy on his future at the club following recent speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona
Pep Guardiola said last summer that the Portuguese was willing to quit the club after a decreased role in the team during the 2020/21 season, in which he only made 26 league appearances.
Bernardo stayed at the Etihad and became a far more important player, appearing in all but three of City’s Premier League games this season, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists in all competitions.
In recent days, the 27-year-old has been linked with a transfer to Barcelona, where he would likely replace Manchester United midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
Pep Guardiola has stated that luring the midfielder away from the Premier League winners would be tough for the cash-strapped Catalan club.
According to sources, the Portuguese midfielder has an agreement in place with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola that permits him to leave the club this summer if a suitable offer comes in. Silva had been linked with a move away from the club last summer, but he ended up staying, thanks in part to this agreement. Silva is ready to move on after five years in Manchester.
In the case of Silva, if Barcelona could make a good offer would be the deciding factor. Reading between the lines, it appears that any monies raised through sales would be committed to Lewandowski, and bringing in a second star signing this summer is out of reach.