Tottenham were reportedly offered £43m player last summer, he scored twice in the Champions League last night
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Tottenham were reportedly offered £43m player last summer, he scored twice in the Champions League last night

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Manchester City explored all sorts of avenues to sign Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane last summer. including offering Bernardo Silva in a swap deal.

It is clear to everyone that Kane wanted out of Spurs. He has undoubtedly been their best player over the last six years, but his outstanding performances have won him nothing.

That’s the only reason why he wanted to leave Tottenham and join a bigger club. Manchester City, who are the favourites to win every trophy out there, were really keen and Kane was ready as well.

However, a deal could not be struck and even if Spurs were ready to accept the Silva-plus-cash offer, the Portuguese international wasn’t prepared to move to North London. (The Athletic)

After snubbing Tottenham, Bernardo Silva shines in the Champions League

The Champions League returned last night and Manchester City travelled all the way to the Portuguese capital to take on Sporting Lisbon.

Nobody really expected anything other than a victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, but the way they did it was absolutely phenomenal. Silva was the star of the show as he scored twice and picked up an assist to help City pick up a 5-0 win.

In his 85 minutes on the pitch, apart from his brace and an assist, the Portuguese international had 56 touches of the ball and maintained almost 90 per cent passing accuracy. He created two key chances and had two shots, both of which resulted in a goal for the visitors. (SofaScore)

After getting ever so close to an exit in the summer, Silva really has stepped up and become one of City’s best players this term.

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What could have been for Spurs

Whan Manchester City tried to swap Silva and Kane in the summer, it probably wasn’t great for Spurs considering where the two players were. The tables have arguably turned now.

Silva is a star for Manchester City while Kane, much like most of his teammates, has struggled. The Spurs man has still scored 15 goals, but 10 of those have come away from the Premier League, which is not good enough.

Silva, who joined City for £43 million in 2017 (BBC), has had his ups and downs at the Etihad, but there’s no denying that he is a fantastic player and he would’ve been absolutely incredible for Tottenham had they signed him last summer.

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