Kyle Walker reveals Man City players send Bernardo Silva to Pep Guardiola when they want a day off
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Kyle Walker has hinted that Bernardo Silva is the teacher's pet at Manchester City.
Silva has been with the club since 2017 and made over 300 appearances for the club, winning five Premier League titles.
He has regularly been linked with moves away to Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain but has been convinced to say by Pep Guardiola, who adores him as a player and a person.
The pair have a brilliant relationship and Walker has revealed that the Portugal international is regularly used as the middle man when the squad has requests.
Speaking in a press conference, Walker said: "Bernardo Silva has such a good relationship with the manager that when we want days off , we ask him to go and talk to Pep."
Both Walker and Silva are part of City's five-man leadership group, alongside Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Rodri.
After a vote from teammates, all five are essentially captains of the club - though Walker has worn the armband most frequently in the new campaign.
Walker explained: "The captains’ vote has come in and the five captains that have been chosen that will lead the team for the season and make sure all checks and fines are paid up.
I don’t think the order really matters but it’s down to myself, Kevin, Rodri, Ruben (Dias) and Bernardo Silva.
"I’ve been very honoured and it’s a privilege to lead this special group of players out.
“I will continue to do that and hopefully lead by example on and off the field to ensure we are collecting the trophies at the end of the season."
Both he and Silva have committed themselves to City by signing new contracts despite having offers in the summer transfer window.
However, it has emerged that the latter's new deal until 2026 contains a £50 million release which becomes active next summer.
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