Barcelona is reportedly interested in bringing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva to Camp Nou. The club prioritized building a strong team over their financial issues.
Barcelona interested in Bernardo Silva
The Catalans have shown interest in signing the Portuguese number ten last summer. However, the financial hurdles reminded them to take a backfoot.
Now, it appears Xavi Hernandez intends to use Pedri and Bernardo in the midfield for next season. He believes he can pull off another stint with these two as he did alongside the legend, Andres Iniesta.
Consequently, there is still a huge gap between the amount they are ready to pay and the cost that Manchester is requesting.
Manchester City’s asking price
The Premier League champions think they can replace Bernardo Silva’s position with Jack Grealish.
In all competitions, the Portuguese appeared 251 times for the Citizens. His impact on the team is obvious, both as a playmaker and as a striker, as he has assisted 99 times during his time.
Pep Guardiola, City boss is willing to put his key player for a whopping price in the market anyway. As a result of all of this, Manchester City is expected to want more than £70 million if Bernardo Silva leaves, despite interest from Barcelona.
Should Barcelona sign Bernardo Silva this Summer?
The Spanish giants want to sell Frenkie De Jong to Manchester United and expect some serious green on that transfer. They in fact would intend to spend that money on signing Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.
Keeping in mind that any move Barcelona would want to make, they have to think twice. Their debts from last year are still pending making it really hard to think of transfers.
Looking at the bright side, Xavi intends to balance improving the team and respect the financial boundaries. In those efforts, Barca should bring in more talents from outside and redeem themselves. The whole world on the other hand is waiting to see Barcelona find its glory days under Xavi.
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