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Report: Man City could be open to swapping Bernardo Silva for £148k-per-week ace; star won big-five league last season

Manchester City could be interested in a swap deal between Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva, according to Eurosport.

The publication is claiming that the Citizens are generally not open to swapping players. However, their long-term interest in the Portugal international means they could be open to the scenario.

City were hoping to sign Felix before he left Benfica for Atletico Madrid back in 2019. They’ve been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old over the last 12 months amid a renewal in their interest.

The news about the youngster comes amid the Spanish giants’ interest in Silva. He’s keen on a move to La Liga with the Citizens open to letting him leave for a suitable offer.

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It seems Pep Guardiola is open to a complete overhaul of his attack.

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As well as the former Monaco man, a raft of other players have been linked with exits.

Gabriel Jesus is drawing interest from Tottenham and Juventus. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling is yet to agree on a new contract with the club.

And we already know that Sergio Aguero left the club in search of a new challenge at Barcelona.

But, should the 27-year-old leave, Felix would be a brilliant replacement for the attacker.

The £148k-p/w 21-year-old is brilliant on both feet and a very big threat in the final third.

His tally of 10 goals during last season’s title-winning campaign was the fourth-most. He also won more fouls per game than any of his teammates.

Despite being so young, he possesses immense quality which would boost City’s attack. And with Guardiola as his coach, he could take his game to the next level.

A swap deal between Felix and Silva may well solve a lot of problems for Manchester City, especially with the upcoming overhaul.

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