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Bernardo Silva has stated that he'd return to former club Benfica - just two days after Manchester City's Champions League ban.
The Portuguese midfielder left Benfica for Monaco in 2014 on loan before signing permanently in 2015.
He has stated he'd like to return to the Portuguese side in the past but made fresh claims in an interview set to be released on Tuesday.
"I have already said it several times: I have this emptiness of having left a little early, so I think I will come back. If they want me there, I think I will come back," he told Eleven Sports per Record.
City fans are already worried about the potential exit of manager Pep Guardiola and Silva's comments have got fans speculating.
Man City is about to have a mass exodus
- Carson Coffield (@CarsonCoffield) February 16, 2020
:joy::joy::joy:lmao City's best players leaving after UCL ban
- Carter :trident: (@Assister_Sancho) February 16, 2020
It's been 48 hours since City got the CL ban and Bernardo Silva already plotting his move out
- ً (@UtdAidan) February 16, 2020
Everyone jumping ship lmfaoo
- Don Xavier 1991 (@QuitWoofin) February 16, 2020
Bernardo Silva really out here marketing himself after hearing no champions league for city :joy::joy:
- The Goat :goat: (@slimyyyyi) February 16, 2020
Now that City was banned from the Champions League he can return to Benfica to play Champions League football! We're pretty bad in the Champions but at least its better than nothing :)
- Azeite de Benfiquista (@benficaeazeite) February 16, 2020
Why is bernado talking about this now? :joy::joy::joy:
- :blue_heart:Z I Y E C H:blue_heart: (@Richardpaul06) February 16, 2020
He could've waited to see how the appeal went before he put it out their that he wants off ♂️:joy:
- Alex Cul1 (@alexcul1) February 16, 2020
City's ban from all European competition was announced on Friday for allegedly breaching UEFA's FFP rules and banned from entering European competition for the next two years.
The club are set to appeal the ban but there could also be repercussions in terms for their past Premier League title wins.
The deductions could be used between 2012 and 2016 when City won the Premier League twice, in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
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