Barcelona are leading the race to sign Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva this summer, but Liverpool are also surprisingly said to be interested in the Portuguese playmaker.
Manchester City have never been a club to stand in the way of players who want to leave and as such they are willing to let Silva depart this summer.
If he does end up leaving, he’ll be dearly missed by the Premier League champions. He’s been an essential part of Pep Guardiola’s success in Manchester in recent years.
Most reports have insinuated Silva is set to join Barcelona this summer in spite of the Catalan club’s well documented financial problems.
Regardless, Barcelona are said to be willing to spend €80 million on Silva who celebrates his 28th birthday today.
But the Spanish giants could face competition from a surprise potential suitor in Liverpool for Bernardo Silva’s signature.
According to Fichajes, Liverpool and PSG are prepared to rival Barcelona in their pursuit of the Portugal international.
If Liverpool were to somehow pull off a deal to sign Silva, it would send shockwaves through the Premier League.
Silva scored 8 goals and assisted 4 in the Premier League last term, so would add some much-needed goal contributions to the Liverpool midfield.
His versatility would be much appreciated by Jürgen Klopp. Not only would he strengthen Liverpool’s midfield, but also their attack.
The 28-year-old would be able to fill in for Mo Salah on the right-wing whenever necessary, a player who Liverpool have significant trouble replacing when unavailable.
Silva would be something of a dream signing for Liverpool this summer. He’d nullify a plethora of issues currently identifiable in the Liverpool squad.
But one suspects a move to Liverpool is unlikely for Silva.
While Manchester City have been open to selling players to rival clubs this summer, offloading stars to their most direct rival in Liverpool would likely be a step too far for City.
If Silva is to leave City before the transfer window slams shut in a few weeks, expect him to move to Barcelona or PSG rather than Liverpool.
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