Six-time Premier League champion could leave Man City for just £50m this summer

According to reports in England, there is a clause which will allow for a six-time Premier League champion to leave Man City for just £50m this summer.
Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League
Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Manchester City made history by winning their fourth consecutive Premier League trophy last weekend. Now, they must prepare for the FA Cup, with the opportunity of landing a double. That's pretty impressive, considering this season has been considered as one of Pep Guardiola's worst.

One player who has unsurprisingly stepped up to the mark this campaign is Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese maestro has become a pivotal member in this Man City squad since signing from AS Monaco in 2017. He has won six Premier League medals, four EFL Cups, two FA Cups, two Community Shields, the Champions League and the Club World Cup. Not bad, right?

Well, this summer could mark the sad departure of Bernardo Silva. In every way possible, Silva has established himself as a club legend in Manchester but such is the case in this sport, all good things must come to an end.

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Six-time Premier League champion may leave Man City for £50m

As revealed by Football Insider, there is a clause in Bernardo Silva's current contract which will see him available to transfer for just £50m. It is believed that Paris Saint-Germain are showing a keen interest in bringing Silva back to Ligue 1, as current boss Luis Enrique is proving to be a big fan of Silva. Still, Man City will hold out for the maximum £50m release clause.

With Kylian Mbappe leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer, it is understandable why the Parisian giants are on the hunt for a new superstar. Bernardo Silva is certainly capable of filling the role or at the absolute minimum, keeping the play ticking with his smooth playmaking style. In many ways, signing Silva would be a win-win for PSG.

A versatile playmaker who can play in midfield or attack, Silva is essentially the most underrated player at Man City. Scoring 11 goals and providing 10 assists across all competitions, he truly does provide the full package.

In an ideal world, Man City would battle to keep ahold of Bernardo Silva. This is technically what they are doing by holding out for the maximum release clause. However, the fact that there is a clause in Silva's contract allowing him to leave for £50m, practically renders Man City's stance as useless.

From Man City's perspective, hopefully no club meets his £50m valuation. However, I do believe the chances of this are slim. After all, clubs would be silly not to pay that £50m instantly for a player of SIlva's quality.


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