In recent days, PSG and FC Barcelona have expressed interest in Manchester City to recruit Bernardo Silva.
Under contract with Manchester City until June 2025, Bernardo Silva was open to the idea of changing clubs this summer. A boon for FC Barcelona as well as for Paris Saint-Germain, who quickly expressed their interest in the Portuguese with Manchester City. The planets were beginning to align. Bernardo Silva was not insensitive to offers from Barça and the reigning French champion, and Pep Guardiola made it clear that, despite the importance the Portuguese had for him, he wanted the former Monegasque to be happy, even if it meant what he changes club. But this would require an offer that suits everyone, and does not weaken the Citizens too much, which is far from won. A trend confirmed by the Todo Fichajes site, which explains that it is now unlikely to see Bernardo Silva packing his bags.
Bernardo Silva untransferable, PSG abdicates
According to the Spanish site, the interest of FC Barcelona has not materialized by an offer officially transmitted to Manchester City. And for good reason, the reigning Spanish vice-champion had to first manage to slim down (Depay, De Jong, Umtiti) before being able to send an offer to Manchester City. On the other hand, PSG is much less in the red financially and has made a proposal to the English. The media understands that the PSG offer reached 75 million euros excluding bonuses. Aware that the offer was important, Manchester City weighed the pros and cons but ultimately refused Paris Saint-Germain’s advances for Bernardo Silva, considered almost untransferable by Pep Guardiola unless an insane offer beyond 100 millions of euros. Manchester City also believes that arriving at August 19, it is too late to compensate for the departure of a player of the caliber of Bernardo Silva. This is how Manchester City closed all discussions for the departure of the Portuguese, who will therefore not join PSG this summer.