The transfer proceedings of Manchester City‘s ace midfielder to FC Barcelona is one of the more confusing debacles of this Summer’s Transfer market. The 27-year-old Portuguese ace midfielder’s future club has been subject to rumors, contradictory news, and misinformation. Indeed, speculation over Bernardo Silva‘s future has apparently caused a great deal of confusion and bafflement among fans.
From the opening of the transfer window, there was speculation on Silva’s future at Manchester. The 27-year-old who arrived in the summer of 2017 from AS Monaco is apparently unhappy with life in northwest England. In order to be closer to home, a move to Spain has been suggested. Thus, the midfielder is apparently open to the idea of a move to La Liga.
Financial Problems in Bernardo Silva’s signing?
Despite the Portuguese’s openness to a move, financial troubles at the Camp Nou have been the main cause of any deal between the two clubs to stall. Barcelona has always been the most likely destination for Silva, having played a key role in Guardiola’s successful tenure at the Etihad.
Recently, the Catalan club have activated certain economic levers, finally giving them the funding to secure certain marquee signings. These include Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Raphinha from Leeds United. Now, reports from both Spain and England say that both clubs have agreed on a few for Bernardo Silva.
While some reports say that a fee of as much as €100 million was agreed upon, others suggest that the deal may be substantially lower. Some sources even say that the fee between the two clubs could be somewhere between €50 million and €55 million.
Manchester City is expected to remain active in the closing weeks of the transfer window. They are still looking for an additional left-back after the failure to secure Marc Cucurella. Benfica’s Alex Grimaldo and Stuttgart’s Bona Sosa are likely targets. The departure of Bernardo Silva as well would mean a search for a new central midfielder.
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