Bernardo Silva is a player who has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in recent years. The Manchester City maestro was on the club’s radar in 2021, with links continuing to circulate this summer.
Given their financial difficulties, the Catalans were unable to sign the Portuguese international during the summer transfer market. Attempts were made later, but it was too close to the deadline and City refused to do business.
However, looking ahead to 2023, Silva is still on Barcelona’s agenda. Xavi is understood to see the former AS Monaco ace as the ideal complement to his midfield alongside Pedri and the Blaugrana could try again for the 28-year-old.
Now, Mundo Deportivo report that Silva’s side will meet Manchester City during the World Cup break and discuss their future beyond the current season amid interest from Barca.
The 28-year-old is believed to be open to the idea of joining the La Liga heavyweights and the Premier League champions would like to confirm if he really wants to leave the club in the summer of 2023 so they can start preparing. to sign a contract. replacement.
Pep Guardiola and City’s coaching staff want Silva to stay, but they won’t stand in his way if he wants to leave. It has been confirmed, however, that the Citizens will require at least £80m (€91m) to sell it next year.
The Portuguese international has more than two years left on his contract at the Etihad, putting City in a strong position. However, as stated above, they will allow Silva to leave if he wants to. However, Barcelona will have to make a significant offer to sign the 28-year-old.