FC Barcelona have already signed many, many players this summer. However, they still appear to want Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva.
Silva was of interest to the Spanish powerhouse last summer and they do not look to have given up hope on that front.
Reports early on Tuesday claimed that Barcelona had agreed a deal in the region of €50m with Manchester City.
However, that story has since been widely discredited. But Man City fans should not be too happy about that as Barcelona do not look to have given up hope of signing the Portuguese.
If Silva is to leave the Etihad in 2022, though, it is set to be for a very high price. As per Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail, Manchester City do not want to sell Silva, but their hand may be more forced if any offer in excess of £80m came in.
Whether or not Barcelona can afford such a fee remains to be seen, but their financial issues have not stopped them signing a number of players already this summer so who knows.
What has Pep Guardiola said about Bernardo Silva?
Speaking before Man City’s opening game of the season, Pep Guardiola was quizzed on Silva’s future and has this to say:
“I didn’t say he’d leave,” said Pep. “The answer was the same as last season. You ask me every week, I always say I want the best for the players. I want Bernardo to stay. 100 percent.
“But at the same time if you want to leave, have an offer, clubs come to an agreement. It’s common sense. He’s an important player, special, but I don’t know what will happen. We didn’t get any offer, last season either. Bernardo’s ready, training well for Sunday.”
Silva did not start for the Citizens vs West Ham but came off the bench to help see out the game.