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Bernardo Silva set to stay at Man City and sign a new deal

Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva has chosen to stay at the club and will likely renew his deal this summer, according to Relevo.

The 28-year-old has been linked with an exit from the Premier League champions but has now decided to stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Barcelona showed keen interest in Silva but could not secure a deal due to financial constraints. 

After missing out on Lionel Messi, they have also failed to secure Silva’s signature.

There was also interest in the Portuguese playmaker from the Saudi Pro League, but he did not want to leave Europe.

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain wanted Silva, but he preferred a move to the Catalans.

PSG sporting director and fellow Portuguese Luis Campos brought him to France at AS Monaco.

He joined Les Monagesques in 2015, and they won the Ligue 1 title in 2017 before he moved to City that summer for €50 million.

Silva has grown into an influential member of Pep Guardiola’s side and was integral as they won the treble last season. 

He has made 307 appearances for the Cityzens, contributing 50 goals and 59 assists while winning every available domestic title and the Champions League.

Guardiola will be excited to keep Silva as they bid to defend their titles.

Barcelona will have to scour the market for an option to reinforce their right wing, especially following the potential departure of Ousmane Dembele.

They are reportedly planning to use the money for a right-back instead. They eyeing moves for Joao Cancelo and Ivan Fresneda. 

City will be open to letting Cancelo leave this summer following his falling out with Guardiola, while Real Valladolid are ready to sell Fresneda after suffering relegation. 

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