The international player from Portugal is eager to move to Camp Nou, although Pep Guardiola did persuade him to sign a new deal last month.
However, there have been reports that Silva’s new contract with Man City may feature a release clause. Fabrizio Romano asserted that it is worth £50 million, but it won’t go into effect until next summer.
But Guardiola would prefer to keep him for the foreseeable future.
In 2017, the 29-year-old committed to Man City. Since then, he has appeared in 312 games across all competitions, totaling 56 goals and 60 assists.
The 29-year-old has achieved this by winning 14 significant trophies with the Cityzens, including a record treble last season.
When asked whether Silva is the best player in the world in April, Guardiola replied, “I don’t know if Bernardo is the best player in the world and I don’t care. I observe a remarkably nice man. I enjoy working with him.
He is an exceptional player, without a doubt.
Barcelona is anxious to bring Silva aboard “in 2024.”
Barcelona has reportedly designated Silva “their number one transfer target for 2024,” according to transfer journalist Jose Alvarez.
Alvarez told El Chiringuito that Silva’s release clause in his Man City contract is only worth €50m (£43.4m), in contradiction to Fabrizio Romano’s assertions.
However, it appears far more likely that Barcelona will have to wait until the conclusion of the season. The source implies that Barcelona could try to sign the Portuguese star in January.
Silva is interested in making a move to Barcelona at some point in the future, as TEAMtalk has previously reported. Early in August, he was ‘desperate’ to quit Manchester City, but as previously said, Guardiola persuaded him to sign a new deal.
But Barcelona’s influence is unquestionably still present. It will be intriguing to watch if they submit a formal offer for Silva in January in light of this.
In the event that they don’t, they’ll probably do every effort to match his release clause at the end of the campaign. It is now unknown whether the clause is set at £50 million or £43,4 million.