Despite his recent contract extension at Manchester City until 2026, Bernardo Silva continues to keep the door open to a possible exit from the English club. The talented Portuguese midfielder has included a release clause in his contract, which has been set at a surprisingly affordable amount: €59m. This has attracted interest from teams like FC Barcelona and PSG, who see this clause as an opportunity to sign the player in the future.
The clause that brings Bernardo Silva closer to FC Barcelona in 2024
Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, have faced speculation over Bernardo Silva’s potential departure, especially after Kevin de Bruyne’s injury. However, the club wanted to keep their squad and therefore extended the Portuguese’s contract, putting an end to rumors of his departure, at least temporarily.
However, the renewal of Bernardo Silva holds a surprising twist. As Matteo Moretto, a transfer expert, points out, the Portuguese player has included a cancellation clause in his recently renewed contract. From summer 2024, Bernardo Silva could unilaterally leave Manchester City if a club pays the sum of 59 million euros.
This number is particularly striking as Manchester City rejected offers of more than €80m for Bernardo Silva in the last transfermarkt. Now teams like FC Barcelona and PSG have an opportunity to avail the services of the versatile Portuguese midfielder at a much cheaper price.
Bernardo Silva’s future has become a fascinating unknown and his release clause sets a deadline for his fate to be resolved. FC Barcelona and PSG fans will be watching this situation closely in the years to come and hope that in 2024 the signing of a player of proven quality like Bernardo Silva can be completed.