Man City chief speaks out over Barcelona’s Bernardo Silva pursuit

The Portuguese international looks set to stay put this summer

Ferran Soriano, CEO at Premier League champions Manchester City, has provided an update on the future of Barcelona target Bernardo Silva.

Gifted midfielder Silva, of course, has been hotly tipped for an Etihad exit of late.

This comes with the Portuguese widely understood to have been identified as a key target on the part of Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona, in the case of Frenkie de Jong’s long-rumoured Premier League switch finally coming to fruition.

To this point, the powers that be on the blue half of Manchester are understood to have laid down massive demands to their counterparts in Catalunya, seeking a club-record fee as part of any potential sale.

This of course comes after Barca, as recently as January, spent big to lure Ferran Torres to the Camp Nou from City.

Speaking to the media on Monday, it therefore came as little surprise when the subject of Silva’s future was put to Sky Blues chief Ferran Soriano.

The Spaniard, though, was adamant in his response.

During an interview with El Chiringuito TV, Soriano assured, in no uncertain terms, that Silva ‘will stay at Man City’ through the close of the summer transfer window.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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