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Premier League Club Have First Option On Monaco's Bernardo Silva

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Premier League Club Have First Option On Monaco's Bernardo Silva

One of the countless highlights of last night's absurd Champions League clash between Manchester City and Monaco, that has tragically been lost in the shuffle between the eight goals, controversial penalty decisions and goalkeeping howlers, was Bernardo Silva's first half trickery that tied the City midfield in knots, ending with an effortless nutmeg of Yaya Toure.

The Portuguese playmaker has rapidly become one of Europe's hottest properties over the past couple of seasons and is unsurprisingly being linked with a plethora of clubs around Europe.


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Both Chelsea and City have been linked with the 22-year-old's signature in recent months although, according to French media outlet Le 10 Sport, it is Manchester United who hold an advantage in the race for the former Benfica youngster.

No deal is believed to be in place, but Silva's agent is Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese super agent who also has Jose Mourinho on his books. Mendes is reported to have agreed with the Monte Carlo club that, should United offer somewhere in the region of £70m for Silva's services, he would make the switch to Old Trafford.

Should Silva make the move to Old Trafford, will he go onto become a United legend, or join these lot on this list?

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A £70m move would generate a staggering profit of £57m for Monaco, who parted with just £12.75m for the playmaker in 2014, after he initially impressed during a loan spell with the Ligue Un club.

Silva has found the net nine times already this term, including an effort against Tottenham during the Champions League group stages and a dramatic late equaliser against Ligue Un title rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are both also rumoured to be monitoring the 22-year-old's progress, with a bidding war likely to escalate this Summer.

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Monaco, Jorge Mendes, Bernardo Silva

Joe Baiamonte
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