Champions League hero Bernardo Silva refuses to rule out QUITTING Man City as club target sensational Treble
BERNARDO SILVA has refused to rule out leaving Manchester City – despite the club being on the verge of winning a historic treble.
The Portuguese midfielder, 28, was wanted by Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain last summer but ended up staying at the Etihad.
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PSG are eyeing a big-money move for Silva to replace the outgoing Lionel Messi, which the City ace is seemingly entertaining.
Speaking after City booked their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday night, he told RMC: “My plan is to complete well the season, win the Premier League and then the two finals.
“Then, this summer we will see what happens.”
The guarantee of starting in PSG’s star-studded squad and a bumper payday could very well entice Silva to jump ship.
But manager Pep Guardiola is eager to retain his services, saying last summer: “I’m no one to tell Barca to forget about [signing] Bernardo.
“We want him to stay with us, but I don’t want anyone who’s not happy.
“The first thing would be for the clubs to come to an agreement, but there has been no offer for him in these last two years.
“I don’t want him to go, he’s a superlative player and a great person… and there are only seven or eight days left [in the window] and we would have to turn to the transfer market.
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“I want him to stay. That said, it is true Bernardo likes Barcelona a lot.”
Guardiola doubled on his desire to keep the Portugal midfielder in his squad in January, saying: “He’s a key player, so important on and off the pitch.
“A guy who can talk, always a nice conversation, always you learn about his humanity, his vision for the club.
“He’s an incredible player against top sides, incredibly reliable in decisive games he’s always there.
“Nothing changed about his future, it belongs to him.”
City booked their place in their second Champions League final with an incredible 4-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final tie.
A first-half brace from Silva rocked Real, who were then further put to the sword by goals from Manuel Ikanji and Julian Alvarez.