Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva has extended his contract with the club until 2026.
The player has chosen to stay at City after rejecting offers from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and the Saudi Pro League.
Many City fans feared he would follow Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez through the exit door, but he has put those worries to bed by penning a new deal.
Silva was uninterested in a return to France, and while he wanted a move to Barcelona, their financial situation rendered the move impossible.
The 29-year-old also had interest from the Saudi Pro League, but he was not keen on a move to the Middle East.
Silva will continue his six-year stay in Manchester, which has seen him rack up over 300 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, bagging 55 goals and 50 assists.
The former AS Monaco man has won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups, two Community Shields, the UEFA Super Cup and the Champions League with City.
Silva said (via Man City’s official website): “I’ve had six incredible years at Manchester City, and I’m delighted to extend my time here.
“Winning the treble last season was extremely special, and it’s exciting to be part of a squad where there is such a hunger and passion.
“Success makes you want even more, and this club gives me that opportunity to keep on winning.
“I love the manager, my teammates and the fans and hope we can share even more great memories in the coming years.”
City director of football Txiki Begiristain expressed delight at being able to keep the Portuguese international for three more years.
Bergiristain said: “His quality and technical ability are fantastic – and alongside his hard work and professionalism, he has become one of the best players in the world.
“Bernardo was so important in our treble-winning season, and we are sure he can help deliver even more trophies in the next few years.”
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