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It seems as though transfer rumours involving Bernardo Silva and a potential move to Barcelona are not set to come to a halt anytime soon.
As the Catalan giants are reportedly hell-bent on sanctioning a sale for Frenkie de Jong this summer, it has been claimed that their heart is set on the Manchester City lynchpin as a dream replacement.
With the Dutchman heavily linked with transfers to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG, it is understood that the La Liga club consider the chances of landing Bernardo Silva as a realistic possibility.
Considering Xavi’s side recently activated their third economic lever, it now seems that the deal could certainly be doable from a financial standpoint, especially after Frenkie de Jong’s probable exit this summer.
The speculation around the 27 year-old’s future further escalated after he was excluded from the Sky Blues’ starting XI in their 2-0 win against West Ham in their Premier League opener.
Keeping in mind that the all-encompassing midfielder was arguably the side’s most in-form player last term, Pep Guardiola’s decision to start him on the bench raised several eyebrows.
While some firmly believed that the call was simply tactical due to Ilkay Gundogan’s superior goal threat, there were others that pronounced the Portuguese superstar’s switch to Catalonia as all but confirmed.
As the chatter around Manchester City’s talismanic midfielder continues, a new update has suggested that he may well be preparing for life in Spain.
Bernardo Silva is still waiting for Barcelona, but is beginning to run out of patience. The #ManCity midfielder sees time passing, but negotiations with the Catalan club are at the same point as two months ago. There is no proposal on the table.— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) August 8, 2022
According to the latest information provided by journalist Gerard Romero, Bernardo Silva is now looking for a house in Barcelona.
With the Spanish giants demanding Frenkie de Jong to either take a salary reduction if he wishes to stay or join a new club, logic dictates that the former Monaco hero will join one of Spanish football’s biggest clubs imminently.
Going back to last summer, it seemed as if both the five-time Champions League winners as well as Bernardo Silva were keen on joining forces.
However, a pandemic-hit market meant no European club had the finances in order to sign a player of the decorated maestro’s calibre, including Barcelona.
While Bernardo Silva ended up staying put, becoming a four-time Premier League champion and enjoying arguably his finest season till date, it has been reported that he has remained open to a new challenge in the form of joining Xavi and co.
As a result, one must continue to monitor the developments around this story.
It is certainly plausible that the player fulfils his desire of becoming a part of Barcelona’s much-publicised project this summer.
Bernardo Silva would be 'delighted' to sign for Barcelona and #ManCity gave the player the OK on a move, as long as a fixed amount of €80M minimum is offered.— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) August 8, 2022