In the midst of rumours claiming Lionel Messi to a move away from Parc des Princes, it appears Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has begun to seek for alternatives. Hence Bernardo Silva is emerging as a serious possibility. Silva wants to depart Manchester City in the summer, according to L’Equipe and Mundo Deportivo. The Portuguese international has been linked with a transfer away from Etihad for some time . He was heavily connected with a move to Barcelona last summer.
PSG might replace Messi with Bernardo Silva
Silva has practically won everything during his spell at Manchester City and could win the Champions League this season. The Portuguese scored a brace against Real Madrid in UCL semifinal eleminating defending champions, Los Blancos. After years of success, he wants to embark on a new journey, with PSG appearing as a possible destination. According to the source, the Ligue 1 winners are seriously contemplating bringing Silva into the squad as a potential substitute for Messi.
Barcelona had been considering a move for Silva. The Man city star is certain to be one of the frontrunners to improve the midfield according to Xavi Hernandez. Barça’s coach Xavi even prefers the former AS Monaco star to play alongside Pedri in the central midfield position. However, the Catalans are not in a position to sign Silva this summer since the playmaker would command a high transfer fee. While the player is not costly as he was last summer, the club is still unable to afford the transfer.
Instead, Barça is leading in Messi’s pursuit. Given their financial constraints, the club must seek approval from La Liga before approaching the Argentine international, although it is evident that all parties want the deal to be completed soon. Barcelona icon Thierry Henry recently encouraged Barcelona to re-sign Messi. But with bids from Saudi Arabia, only time will tell if the club will be able to allow Messi’s historic return to Camp Nou this summer.
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