Bernardo Silva has been linked with a move away from Manchester City for a while now and it is not because Silva does not like playing for the Premier League champions.
While the 26-year-old has established himself as a fan-favorite in the last four years, it is understood by Duncan Castles that Silva has had enough of English football and the climate in the northwest region of the country, i.e, Manchester.
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Speaking on the latest edition of the ‘Transfer Window podcast’, Castles mentioned that Silva is seeking a move away from England after Pep Guardiola assured the player that he would be permitted to leave if he gave him another season, i.e, the last season. It is understood that Bernardo’s representatives are using Pep’s promise as leverage to gain the ticket out of the club.
Silva, 26, has shown utmost professionalism by agreeing to play in the last season as he could have easily forced a move. The 26-year-old is set to be valued at around £50 million and City aren’t likely to accept swap deals for the Portuguese star.
Castles also mentioned that Barcelona are interested in signing Silva and have offered as many as eight players to City to pick from, in exchange for the midfielder.
Ousmane Dembele, Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet, Pique, Sergio Busquets, Trincao, Coutinho and Sergi Roberto make up the list.
The source also mentioned that City would be looking for a cash sum in an ideal scenario to fund the move for Jack Grealish, who they hope would be the perfect addition to the squad, alongside the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden.
Manchester City are looking to sign both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish this summer and make no mistake, it is not going to be easy for the Premier League champions. Harry Kane is set to cost around £150 million and it is understood that Daniel Levy, the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur is expected to play hardball in the negotiations with him being not a fan of selling his most prized asset to a direct rival.