Bernardo Silva’s future is still a hot topic in the world of football and FC Barcelona are at the center of transfer rumors about it. However, according to sources familiar with the situation, Barcelona’s initial offer for the Portuguese midfielder was rejected by Manchester City.
The talented 28-year-old is top priority for Barcelona’s new project under Xavi’s stewardship. According to information published in Mundo Deportivo, Silva is a key figure in Xavi’s plans to rebuild the team and compete in Europe’s premier competition, the Champions League.
Barcelona’s first offer for Bernardo Silva was rejected
Barcelona President Joan Laporta and the Sport Directorate led by Deco and Mateu Alemany have decided to go for Bernardo Silva, recognizing the importance he has for the coach and the entire team . Barcelona’s first step was to make an offer to Manchester City, which consisted of a mandatory purchase fee of around €58.10m.
Despite Bernardo Silva’s clear intention to join Barcelona and wear the Barça shirt, Manchester City have made their position clear. The English club rejected FC Barcelona’s offer, saying the player is not for sale. For City, Bernardo Silva is an integral part of the squad, which was reflected in his starting position in the Community Shield final against Arsenal.
Although City’s initial rejection could have been a setback for Barcelona, the Catalan club won’t give up on the Portuguese. Bernardo Silva has also expressed his interest in joining Barcelona and is committed to making sure the deal is a success for everyone involved.
Bernardo Silva’s future remains uncertain and Barcelona’s next steps will be crucial in determining whether the Portuguese midfielder finally joins Barça’s ranks or whether Manchester City stick to their stance of retaining one of their most prized assets.