Champions League hero Bernardo Silva refuses to rule out surrendering Man City as his club seek sensational treble
BERNARDO SILVA has refused to rule out a departure from Manchester City – despite the club being close to winning the historic treble.
The 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder was last wanted by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain Summer but I ended up staying at the Etihad.
PSG are considering a costly move from Silva to replace outgoing Lionel Messi, which seems to amuse the City star.
After securing a place in the Champions League final on Wednesday night, City told RMC: “My plan is to finish the season well, win the Premier League and then both finals.”
“Then we’ll see what happens this summer.”
Guaranteed to start in PSG’s star-studded squad and a record pay day, Silva may well be tempted to abandon ship.
But manager Pep Guardiola is keen to keep his services, saying last summer: “I’m not someone to tell Barca to forget about it.” [signing] Bernardo.
“We want him to stay with us, but I don’t want anyone who is unhappy.”
“The clubs would have to agree first, but there hasn’t been an offer for him in the last two years.”
“I don’t want him to go, he’s a superlative player and a great person… and there’s only seven or eight days left.” [in the window] and we would have to turn to the transfer market.
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“I want him to stay. Still, it’s true that Bernardo likes Barcelona a lot.”
Guardiola reiterated his desire to keep the Portuguese midfielder in his squad in January, saying: “He’s a key player, so important on and off the pitch.”
“A guy who can talk, always a Pretty In conversation you always learn something about his humanity, his vision for the club.
“He’s an incredible player against top teams, incredibly reliable in crucial games, he’s always there.”
“Nothing has changed about him Futureit belongs to him.”
City secured their place in their second Champions League final with an incredible 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the semi-final.
A brace from Silva rocked in the first half Realwho were then put under pressure by goals from Manuel Ikanji and more Julian Alvarez.