Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal teammate ready to force Man City exit to replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal teammate ready to force Man City exit to replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona

  • Barcelona has emerged as a possible destination for Man City midfielder Bernando Silva this summer
  • The Portugal international already seems tired of Pep Guardiola's rotation strategy at Etihad Stadium after joining them from Monaco in 2017
  • Sources claim Silva is willing to take a pay cut to join the Catalans who appear to be short of manpower in the midfield

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Bernando Silva is reportedly planning to leave Manchester City to join Barcelona this transfer window as reported by The Hard Tackle.

The 26-year-old is willing to force a move away from the Etihad Stadium even if it means he takes a pay cut to achieve his aim.

Silva is currently valued at £45 million despite having a deal with them until 2025 but doesn't seem to appreciate the rotation style of his manager Pep Guardiola.

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal teammate ready to force Man City exit to replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona
Bernando Silva during Man City vs Blackpool's pre-season game at Etihad Stadium earlier this month. Photo by James Gill - Danehouse
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Hence, he is expected to hold a crunch discussion with the Citizens board as regards his future at the club while a move to Camp Nou is seriously considered.

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The Portuguese moved to Man City in 2017 after helping Monaco beat Paris Saint Germain to the French League title.

Since moving to England, he has won three Premier Leagues, four EFL Cups among several other silverware, while his game for club and country has also developed greatly.

The publication revealed that the midfielder does not like the rotation strategy of Guardiola and he would consider a move away from City and Barca seem like a possible destination for him.

Midfielders who could leave Barcelona this window

With Messi already gone, Miralem Pjanic declared surplus to requirements and Ilaix Moriba's situation is confusing, the Catalans will be looking to reinforce their midfield.

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Meanwhile, Ronald Koeman will be left with just Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, and Pedri if both Pjanic and Moriba leave this summer.

The Dutch tactician doesn't fancy Riqui Puig as a starter in his team after one year in charge of the club despite the youngster showing he can become great too.

This is however one reason the Portuguese playmaker is an option for the Catalans who are willing to take a pay cut at Camp Nou.

Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 at Camp Nou

Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona may have found a way to assure their fans that they will be fine without Lionel Messi following their 3-0 victory over Juventus to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy at Camp Nou over the weekend.

The day started on a gloomy note as they watched their legend Lionel Messi say his goodbyes after committing 21 years of his career to the club in a highly emotional atmosphere.

Then they proceeded to the pitch later in the day to battle their Serie A counterparts in a match that saw the hosts claim a convincing win in the absence of their inspirational captain.

Source: Legit.ng

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