Bernardo Silva’s Transfer Aspirations: The Club He’s Eager to Join Post Man City
Under Pep Guardiola, the Portugal international joined City in 2017 and went on to win five Premier League championships.
Silva reaffirmed his commitment to City by signing a contract that would last until 2026, despite intense pursuit from teams like Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
Fabrizio Romano, however, has suggested that Silva has a £50 million release clause that is eligible to be exercised the following summer.
Silva cost City £43.5 million because he gave an incredible performance against AS Monaco in the Champions League six years prior.
Nonetheless, the 29-year-old has acknowledged his wish to rejoin Benfica, one of his previous teams.
Silva played for the B squad after rising through the ranks of the most distinguished club in Portugal.
He did, however, only make three appearances for the first squad before being traded to Monaco after a fruitful loan period.
“I wish. When asked if he will return to the Estadio da Luz, he told RTP, as reported by CNN, “Obviously things will happen if the club wants me at that time.”
Silva also rejected two teams that he would never play for, claiming that his love for Benfica makes him “incapable” of representing rivals Porto or Sporting CP.
“I couldn’t play for Sporting or FC Porto,” he continued.
“Will not happen.”
Joao Neves, a 19-year-old wonderkid at Benfica, is the team’s newest jewel. He has proven himself in the middle of the park, earning a spot in the senior Portugal team.
Numerous top European teams are vying for Neves, and scouts were present to watch him shine against Sporting.
But instead of going across town to Manchester United, Silva is attempting to “pull strings” to make sure he ends up joining him and Ruben Dias at City.
According to Metro, he stated: “For City rather than United? I’ll pull strings to get Joao Neves to sign with Man City if I can.
“I’d like to see Joao joining City instead of Man United, of course.”