Bernardo Silva in a party with the Manchester City

THE CITY WILL ASK 100 'KILOS'

Bernardo Silva makes it clear to City that he wants to play for Barça

Published:3/07/2022 - 17:28h

Updated:3/07/2022 - 20:18h

Bernardo Silva has decided to leave Manchester City this summer. The 27-year-old player has a contract until June 2025 and, according to 'SPORT', he wants to play for FC Barcelona, ​​but the 'sky blue' team will ask for no less than 100 'kilos'

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The FC Barcelona could add a reinforcement of luxury for his midfield in the 2022-23. As it has confirmed 'SPORT', Bernardo Silva wants to go out of the Manchester City this summer and prioritises fichar by the Barça, a wish that already has transmitted to the managerial 'sky blue' and to his agent, Jorge Mendes. In this sense, the club will plant , initially, by 100 million euros, since the midfield player has agreement until June of 2025 and a value of market of 80 'kilos' in Transfermarkt.

However, this figure is impagable for a Barça that will look for to begin to negotiate from 40 million euros, a very far figure to the aspirations of the City. Thus, the negotiations could dilate during several weeks and the the managerial blaugrana no descartaría include a player in an operation that depends, to a large extent, of the continuity of Frenkie of Jong in Catalonia.

If the Dutch finally is sold to the Manchester United or to Chelsea, the probabilities to see to the Barça bidding formally by Bernardo Silva will increase. Of the contrary, is little likely that the group culé decide to launch to the market to by the Portuguese, considering his high value of market and wage (at present earns 9.1 'kilos' net by season). Nevertheless, Jorge Mendes will fulfil the wish of his represented and will try to look for him team the before possible, with the option of the Barça as one of the main alternative.

For Pep Guardiola, the Portuguese is a key piece in the diagram 'cityzen'. Silva contested 3.948 minutes in 50 parties during the 2021-22 in which it added 13 goals and 7 assistances. From his arrival to the club in the summer of 2017 pertinent of the Monaco, the midfield player has played 251 parties (48 goals, 51 assistances). In five years always has seen action in a near average to the 50 games by season, by which the míster Catalan will try to convince it to remain .

The City hardly will accept less than 80 'kilos' by Silva

Although the Manchester City will begin to negotiate from the 10 million euros, is possible that the managerial 'sky blue' go down his economic aspirations to some 80 'kilos', a near figure to what Joan Laporta would try to invoice by the traspaso of Frenkie of Jong. With the priority to reinforce the attack with Robert Lewandowski and the saga with a central (Jules Koundé, the favourite), is difficult to imagine that the Barça spend all the money ingresado by the traspaso of the Dutch in his replacement.

For Xavi, the aim is to reinforce all the lines and, in front of the possible drop of Of Jong, the club handles other alternatives to lower cost, as Rúben Neves, although it seems little likely that the Wolverhampton accept traspasar to the luso by an inferior price to the 60 million euros. Anyway, the name of Bernardo Silva goes in of this in the orbit culé. The wish of the player can incidir of form determinant in a negotiation in which, for the moment, the economic postures seem insalvables.

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