Manchester City and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the signing of Bernardo Silva — Report.
According to rumours in Spain, Barcelona and Manchester City have agreed on a price for Bernardo Silva.
After five trophy-filled years playing English football, the Portuguese international has been strongly connected with the Blaugrana and is reportedly interested in moving to the Nou Camp.
Additionally, according to journalist Gerard Romero, Barca and City have agreed to terms for Barca to pay between €50 million and €55 million to capture the former Monaco midfielder.
Silva reportedly demanded €100 million from City, but it appears like Barca is acquiring him for a price that is more comparable to what the Premier League champions paid to sign him in 2017.
Romero also maintains that Frenkie de Jong’s departure from the team is not a given if Barca signs Silva, who would be the club’s sixth acquisition of the summer.
The goal of President Joan Laporta is to sign both players, and she is hopeful that De Jong will be able to modify his contract.
According to recent sources, Barca has requested that he cancel his current contract and sign his old one instead.
The club claims to have discovered proof of criminal activity committed by the previous board, which renewed his contract until October 2020.
According to estimates, De Jong owes £17 million in back pay, and former Manchester United captain Gary Neville had urged him to sue his employers.
Should Barca trigger a fourth economic lever and reach an agreement on a salary reduction with club legend Gerard Pique, who is also seeking to join Barcelona from Chelsea, they will be able to officially announce their new signings.
The five players whom Barca had signed—Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski, and Jules Kounde—had previously been rejected by La Liga.
Pep Guardiola has been frank about Silva’s predicament and how City won’t get in the way of his desire to leave, just as it did with Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.
“Whatever happens will happen,” Guardiola stated in a news conference. “If he stays, that’s great, but if he needs to leave, that’s football; the player has a desire. I won’t be someone who curbs the desires of the people.
“When you’re a football player, the time goes by so quickly that you don’t even notice when it’s almost over. I’ve never been involved in that; the player needs to speak with the club.
In 253 games for City, Silva has scored 48 goals and helped the team to four Premier League and four Carabao Cup victories.