Barcelona are looking for Man City’s attacking midfielder, Bernardo Silva. This time the Catalan team was not alone, because PSG was also eyeing the Portuguese star.
Crazy Ball – The Blaugrana had time to glance at Silva in the summer of last year. At that time, he was also considering leaving the Etihad, until Barca immediately installed the radar.
However, due to the deteriorating financial situation of the club, the transfer plan has never materialized to date. Finally, Pep Guardiola and City managed to convince Silva to stay at the defending Premier League champions. Silva then skyrocketed throughout this season, until he became one of the best players for The Cityzens.
The 27-year-old Barcelona target has played in City’s 43 games in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and providing five assists. However, his contribution can be said to be more than that, because Silva has become a key player in City’s engine room.
Thanks to his appearance, a number of European clubs turned their attention to Silva ahead of the opening of the summer transfer market. According to reports Fichajesas reported Bara UniversalBarcelona are again hunting for the former Benfica player, although now they are not alone, because PSG are also after Silva.
While Barca are not short of creative midfielders, positions on the right wing could open up in the summer. The reason is, until now Ousmane Dembele has not signed a new contract, while Adama Traore’s loan period from Wolves may not be made permanent.
If Dembele ends up not renewing his contract at Barcelona, then Xavi Hernandez will have to bring in a replacement. And, Silva can be a substitute for Dembele, because he plays perfectly on the right wing.
However, the 27-year-old midfielder is valued at up to 75 million euros or around IDR 1.2 trillion by the transfer site Transfermarkt. City could even charge more when they are asked to cash in on their key player. Of course, things will be very difficult for the Camp Nou.
At the same time, Barca also have to face competition with PSG who are also eyeing Silva in the summer. Kylian Mbappe appears ready to leave Parc de Princes on a free transfer, while Angel Di Maria will also enter the final months of his contract at the Ligue 1 giants.
With Neymar’s future in question, PSG have started a guerrilla search for a number of quality players they can bring in to improve their game. Bernardo Silva – along with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, have become players they could potentially sign in the summer.
In addition, Juventus is also stated to be interested in signing the Manchester City star, and is ready to compete with Barcelona and PSG. However, it may take a big offer to convince City to release Bernardo Silva at the end of this season.