Bernardo Silva Opens Up On His future Following Barcelona Links. Bernardo Silva, a midfielder for Manchester City, has spoken out regarding his future amid rumours that he may make a permanent transfer to Barcelona during the current transfer window.
The 28-year-old, who still has three years left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, has won four Premier League championships during his five years in Manchester. He has played in 251 games for the Premier League champions in all competitions, scoring 48 goals and dishing out 50 assists.
According to renowned journalist Gerard Romero, the Portuguese is nearing completion of a summer move to Barcelona (via The Hard Tackle). Barcelona and Manchester City are said to have agreed on a fee of around €60 million for the playmaker.
Speaking to ESPN, Silva shed light on his future. He said:
“I’ve always said that I’m happy here, but I have no idea what’s going to happen. We’ll see, honestly. My relationship with the club is very honest. I’ve been open with them and they know what I want. If I stay, I’m very happy, and I will always respect this club and give all my best. If not, it’s football and we’ll just see what happens.”
When asked about Manchester City’s reaction to his departure for Barcelona, the former Benfica player responded
“It’s a big club, and they don’t want players who are not happy at the club. They always say to all of us that if you’re not happy, you can go. Of course, they are in business and they want the right amount of money for letting us go, but personally it’s a relationship with the club that is very respectful. They have always been honest with me and I have always been honest with them.”
“As I said, I will always respect my relationship with City, with the fans, with the staff, with my teammates, so whatever happens, happens and for sure, it will happen in a very respectful way.”