Bernardo Silva is said to have informed his agency that he wants to transfer to Barcelona this summer, amid reports that he is desired at the Camp Nou.
According to reports, the Catalans would want Bernardo to start ahead of Frenkie de Jong next season.
According to Diario Sport, the sentiment is reciprocal. Bernardo has informed his agency that he wants to leave Camp Nou and that it is time for a fresh challenge.
Of course, it’s not that simple. Pep Guardiola has already said that Barcelona will have their work cut out for them this summer, with City reportedly asking €100 million for the midfielder.
Even if Barcelona manages to engage all of their financial levers this summer and sell Frenkie de Jong, that price seems to be out of reach.
Even though he has stated his desire to remain and club president Joan Laporta has said that the club has “no intention” of selling him, the Dutchman’s future continues to make headlines.
However, it seems that Barcelona will inform De Jong that if he wants to remain, he must accept a hefty wage reduction, which would delight the rumor mill.