Bernardo Silva is open to going back to Benfica when the time is right.
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva may leave the club in 2023. He is planning to return to former club Benfica.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed at the start of the current season the club did not want to sell Silva. He was having interest from Barcelona.
The Portuguese international was linked with a sensational €80m move from Manchester to Camp Nou, as part of an ongoing squad rebuild at Barca, ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Silva is looking certain to stay at Man City for the foreseeable future, he is open to going back to Benfica when the time is right.
“I want to return to Benfica to help them, but not to to hang up my boots there,” as per an interview with Record, reported via Diario AS.
“My dream was not to play for the best club in the world, it was to play for Benfica.
“I started there at seven and I always played, from 12 to 17, I played very little, but having reached this level is a source of pride for me because, now I’m at one of the best clubs in the world.”
Silva came through the Benfica youth system, between 2002 and 2013, making just one top-flight appearance, before joining AS Monaco on loan in 2014, before agreeing with a permanent switch in 2015.
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