Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out a sale of Bernardo Silva amid links with Barcelona this summer.
Silva is linked with an exit from the Etihad in the transfer window and the only club, Barcelona seem interested. Moreover, the player is open to the idea of joining a new side and accepting a new challenge next season.
The Cityzens still have a week to go before they play their first Premier League match at home against Bournemouth. However, it appears that Guardiola has refused to rule out a sale for the Barcelona target.
Manchester City boss clears the air
City have made sales in the form of Gabriel Jesus, Zinchenko, and Raheem Sterling earlier in the transfer window. The latest addition to the list of players making an exit could be Bernardo Silva as the gaffer cleared the air.
When asked about Silva in a press conference, Pep said-
“I said many times, I was more than satisfaction to train the guys these years. I was comfortable working with Aleks, Gabriel, Raheem. Three incredible characters.
“At the end, for the club, for the players, for the agents, many reasons. Sometimes you have to sell. For the desire for the players, I need people happy here, we try to do it together.
I would love for Bernardo to continue here, a very special player in the locker room.
“But I don’t know what will happen. What happens will happen, if he stays is perfect, if he has to leave it’s because football is like this.
“I always say I want the best for the players. I want Bernardo to stay 100%.
But at the same time if you want to leave, have an offer, clubs come to an agreement. Common sense.
Barcelona have shown interest in Silva, however, they will need to sell players to facilitate this move. Moreover, the Spanish League has still not allowed the Catalan giants to register their new signings for the new season.
This could prove to be a hurdle in the move for Silva in the coming weeks.
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