‘Contract extension with Man City’ Silva wants to transfer to Barcelona?… Transfer possible with a buyout of 84 billion won
It is known that Bernardo Silva still wants to move to Barcelona.
Spanish media ‘Mundo Deportivo’ reported on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time) that “Silva has renewed his contract with Manchester City, but he continues to want a transfer to Barcelona.”
Last season, Manchester City had its best season. A treble was achieved. They gave up the lead to Arsenal for 248 days, but they followed it up step by step. In the end, Man City went undefeated in 16 games and beat Arsenal to win the EPL. It was important to win both matches against Arsenal.스포츠토토
Manchester City’s momentum was unstoppable. They won the FA Cup by beating Manchester United 2-1. One last piece of treble was left. In the end, Manchester City recorded a 1-0 win over Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final, recording the second treble in EPL history.
Silva was the core of Guardiola’s tactics. Coach Guardiola considered controlling the flanks and half-spaces important. Silva was a key player in coach Pep Guardiola’s strategy. He sometimes played on the wing in place of the sluggish Riyad Mahrez, and sometimes added strength to the midfield. Silva played in 55 games, including cup competitions, contributing to Manchester City’s treble. In particular, he assisted Rodri’s winning goal in the UCL final.
There were reports that treble-winning Silva was leaving Manchester City. There were many teams that wanted Silva, who showed his best skills. Representatively, Barcelona, Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) showed interest in Silva.
Saudi Arabia is sweeping up players who have shown the best skills in Europe. Not only players approaching their final years, but also players in their prime, such as Ruben Neves and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, headed to Saudi Arabia. He did not stop at recruiting players, but also targeted the manager by appointing Steven Gerrard. Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal also approached Silva. However, Silva reportedly still wants to remain in Europe.
This summer, PSG attempted a major overhaul. Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Neymar, and Marco Verratti were sent, and coach Luis Enrique was appointed. Lee Kang-in, Lucas Hernández, and Manuel Ugarte were recruited this summer. PSG continued to want Silva. A midfielder who could play in the attacking area was needed.
Barcelona also actively wanted Silva. Barcelona coach Xavi personally selected Silva. He decided that he was a suitable player for his type of soccer. Barcelona won the league last season, but was disappointed in the cup competition. Barcelona also brought in Ilkay Gundogan to strengthen their midfield.
Despite interest from many teams, Silva signed a new contract with Manchester City. Silva and Manchester City have decided to stay together until the summer of 2026. This contract includes a buyout of 50 million pounds (about 83.9 billion won). Mundo Deportivo reported that Silva had added a buyout for his move to Barcelona. Barcelona can bring in Silva just by paying the buyout amount.