Bernardo Silva would fear not joining Barça during the summer transfer window. According to information from the Catalan press, the Manchester City attacking midfielder is starting to lose patience due to the length of negotiations and the lack of a concrete offer.
In search of a solution for Frenkie De Jong, who still refuses to leave or lower his salary, Barça seems to be a bit at a standstill during his rich summer transfer window. Despite a precarious financial situation at the start of the year, the Catalan club multiplied the large recruitments during the off-season but still has to settle certain files. Launched to attack Bernardo Silva, the Blaugrana management has still not found an agreement with Manchester City. And the situation would begin to make the Portuguese midfielder lose patience according to information from the Mundo Deportivo newspaper.
In the entourage of the Lusitano, pessimism would now be in order while the negotiations between Barcelona and the Skyblues are slipping. If Pep Guardiola has not closed the door to his player’s departure, the English team does not want to sell off one of his team’s executives.
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Still no firm offer from Barça
Mentioned for several weeks, a departure from Bernardo Silva to Barcelona is still relevant. Xavi wants him and wants him to join Catalonia, seduced by the project put forward by the coach. By fixing his price at 80 million euros, Manchester City accepted the idea of a transfer. But the absence of a concrete offer from Barca would pose a problem for the Portuguese.
Little by little, the 27-year-old attacking midfielder would even have a reason: there is a chance that he will stay one more season in the Premier League. Above all, according to those close to the Portuguese international (70 caps), we would not want to experience a situation similar to that experienced in 2021. For several weeks Barça had exchanged with him without finally positioning themselves officially.
Silva wouldn’t understand strategy with De Jong
And among the incessant exchanges with Barça, the Silva clan seems to have understood that a transfer from the Portuguese remained subject to the departure of Frenkie de Jong during the transfer window. Announced close to Manchester United then mentioned to Chelsea, the Dutch midfielder could finally stay in La Liga. An about-face that Bernardo Silva would not understand. Even less after the statements of President Laporta announcing on the sidelines of the Gamper Trophy that he wanted to keep Frenkie de Jong.
A little less than a month from the end of the transfer window and while the Premier League has already resumed, Bernardo Silva is still waiting for a clear sign from Barça. In addition to the absence of an agreement with Manchester City, the Catalan club has still not found a contractual agreement with the protege of Jorge Mendes. In the event of another failure for a transfer to Barcelona, the 27-year-old Portuguese would also not be totally opposed to an extension with Manchester City.