Bernardo Silva wanted by Barcelona
Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva has been heavily linked with an exit from Manchester City and according to Fabrizio Romano, the midfielder is eager to leave in the summer.

Silva feels he’s achieved everything with Manchester City in England and with clubs like PSG, Real Madrid and especially Barcelona interested in signing him the midfielder is reportedly very keen to play for Barca and he’s even willing to take a pay cut to join the Camp Nou outfit.

“Bernardo Silva’s name keeps coming up in the transfer rumours in the press, with some outlets saying he’s already decided to leave Manchester City in the summer.” Romano has told Caught Off Side.

“My understanding remains that the possibility for the player to leave Man City is realistic, yes; but no communication arrived yet to the club as Bernardo wants to focus on the final games.”

“Barcelona love Bernardo, they already tried for years to bring him to the club; let’s see if they will insist again based also on Financial Fair Play. But also Bernardo himself will not make a formal decision until the end of the season.”

What’s the next probable destination for Bernardo Silva?

Barcelona have been trying to land Bernardo Silva for some time and they will once again try and bring him on board this summer. However, the Catalans do not have the money to pay Silva’s €60 million release clause.

Some rumours are suggesting that Bernardo Silva is not a summer priority for Barca but that’s not true at all because if they can get their finances sorted they will surely knock on Man City’s door.

Barcelona’s financial woes have put PSG and Real Madrid in the driving seat and according to Fichajes, Madrid view Silva as the long-term replacement for Luka Modrid.

However, as per journalist Laia Tudel Prades, a summer move to PSG is not likely to happen due to the poor relations between Qatar and Abu Dhabi. Manchester City are not very eager to sell Bernardo Silva to the Parisian side.

If Bernardo Silva truly has his heart set on playing for Barcelona then he should ideally resist a move to Real Madrid and wait for Xavi’s side to make a final call. If Barca officially back off then he will have no other option but to wear the white of Madrid.

Pep Guardiola will obviously love to hold onto the Portuguese midfielder because he remains a very important part of the team but the €60 million release clause has rendered the manager helpless.