Report: Manchester City ace Silva attracting transfer interest
Manchester City and their rebuilding project have sparked mass transfer interest in midfielder Bernardo Silva, according to The Telegraph
Champions League clubs from around Europe are interested in Silva, who could leave despite his long-term contract.
The club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak claimed the Citizens will look to make a statement this summer to replace Sergio Aguero.
Meanwhile, City have been linked with the likes of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane with the latter eager to leave Tottenham.
The former Monaco man has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell in Manchester, lifting three Premier League titles, four EFL Cups and an FA Cup.
Transfer likely: Silva remains dispensible for Manchester City
Man City are frequent big spenders in the transfer market and that makes almost every single player replaceable.
The club’s scouting system means they can find a viable replacement in just a matter of time.
Silva started off his City career in sensational fashion. In his debut season, the Portugal international scored nine times and registered 11 assists across all competitions.
The midfielder fell off quite spectacularly last campaign, scoring just five times in all competitions.
However, the 26-year-old was largely used in a deep midfield position, seeing a drop off in impact.
Silva doesn’t possess the defensive attributes to play a deep role. However, his news position means he rarely affects attacking phases of play.
The star averaged just one key pass per game in the top-flight last term, the lowest since his debut season.
With Guardiola only preferring to use Silva in a deep position, it makes sense to sell him. The ace isn’t good enough to play deep, which limits his attacking threat.
However, given Manchester City’s endless financial power, the departure of Silva would be smooth and easy.
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