Report shares why Bernardo Silva snubbed Arsenal interest
Arsenal expressed an interest in signing Bernardo Silva this summer, but The Times reports that the Manchester City star is not keen to join another Premier League side.
The champions are willing to let Bernardo leave the Etihad Stadium this summer. An agreement has been in place since last year.
The 27-year-old has probably not played as much as he would have liked in the top flight. Across the last two seasons, he has made 47 starts.
His availability caught the attention of Arsenal. Of course, the Gunners have been looking to bolster their attacking midfield options in this window.
It was previously reported by the Daily Mirror that Bernardo was seen as a potential alternative to James Maddison and Martin Odegaard. And in truth, plenty of Arsenal fans were delighted about the links.
However, it was claimed shortly after that the Portuguese had rejected the Gunners.
The Times also suggests that Arsenal expressed an interest. And they appear to have confirmed why he did not want a move to North London.
He is reportedly against joining another Premier League side. The Times notes that he would like to move to Spain.
Could Bernardo Silva have to change stance to seal move amid Arsenal interest?
With Odegaard reportedly set for the Emirates, a move to Arsenal now looks to be off the table anyway.
But Bernardo is surely going to do well to secure a move to La Liga. The financial problems some of Spain’s biggest clubs are currently enduring are well-documented.
Bernardo is on £150,000-a-week. And City are likely to want a big fee. The Times suggests that selling players could be imperative if they are indeed going to be able to fund a move for Harry Kane.
There is interest from Atletico Madrid. So that may present a route out for Bernardo.
But perhaps he may have to be willing to keep his options open if securing a move away from City is the ultimate goal for the attacking midfielder.
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