Bernardo Silva has revealed which club he wants to join after Man City and rules out two other moves
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Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has emphatically ruled out two career moves but opened up to another in a new interview.
Having been heavily courted by the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, Silva committed his future to City by signing a new contract until 2026.
However, it has been reported by Fabrizio Romano that Silva has a £50 million release clause that can be activated next summer.
City paid AS Monaco £43.5 million for Silva off the back of an outrageous performance against them in the Champions League six years back.
But the 29-year-old has admitted his desire to return one of his former clubs by heading back to Benfica.
Silva came through the ranks at Portugal's most decorated club and turned out for the B team.
However, he only managed three appearances for the first team and was eventually sold to Monaco following a successful loan spell.
"I want. If at the time the club wants me, obviously things will happen", he told RTP, as per CNN, when asked about the possibility of heading back to the Estadio da Luz.
Silva did also dismiss two clubs who he will never play for, stating that he is "incapable" of representing rivals Porto or Sporting CP because of his love for Benfica.
“I was incapable of playing for FC Porto or Sporting,” he added.
"Will not happen."
The latest gem at Benfica is 19-year-old wonderkid Joao Neves, who has now worked his way into the Portugal senior squad after some excellent displays in the middle of the park.
A slew of leading European clubs are in the race for Neves and recently had scouts in attendance to see him star against Sporting.
Yet Silva is trying to "pull strings" to ensure that he ends up joining him and Ruben Dias at City rather than across town at Manchester United.
As per Metro, he said: "For City instead of United? If I can, I will pull strings to Joao Neves to go to Man City.
"I’d like to see Joao joining City instead of Man United, of course."