Reasons forcing Manchester City to stick to captain Silva
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola insisted on keeping Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva and decided his future with the team during the coming period.
Silva’s name was recently linked to a move to Barcelona, Spain, this summer, before the Camp Nou management succeeded in contracting Polish striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, and before him, Brazilian Rafinha from Leeds United.
According to the British newspaper, “Mirror” in a report, there are 3 reasons that force Manchester City to stick to captain Bernardo Silva, the most important of which is Pep Guardiola’s conviction of the need for him to stay, as the coach confirmed that Silva is not for sale this summer, as he is considered a key player in his plan for next season.
The second reason is the great experience that the Portuguese star has at the Etihad Stadium, as he spent 5 full seasons with his heavenly team after Bernardo Silva presented to Manchester City from Monaco 5 years ago for 43 million pounds.
Finally, the third reason is the player’s promise to stay in City and sacrifice for the last minute to crown the team with championships, as the Portuguese star confirmed in a famous statement that he did everything in his power, saying: “I have always played for Man City, I will always do my best, my relationship with the club, with the fans, with My teammates are great, and I will always respect that.”
In total, and throughout his career, Bernardo Silva played 437 with various clubs, during which he scored 83 goals and assisted 76 others.
With Manchester City during 5 seasons, Silva played 249 games, during which he scored 48 goals and assisted 50 others.
Silva also participated in 35 matches in Manchester City’s crowning campaign in the English Premier League last season, where he scored 8 goals and assisted 4 others, to be selected in the team of the season.
Barcelona’s contract with Rafinha from Leicester City before Lewandowski completely closed the door to the issue of Silva’s transfer to the Catalan club.
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed that Bernardo Silva is among his main goals during Mercato this summer.