There was intense speculation linking Silva with a move to the Catalonia capital during the summer transfer window, but a deal failed to materialise.
The Catalan giants hoped to sign the Portuguese forward as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, but Manchester City’s expensive valuation poured cold water on Barca’s chances.
Silva ended the speculation over his future by inking a new deal with the Premier League champions.
Barca are still tracking the former Monaco star and are eying the release clause in his new contract.
The 29-year-old’s new deal runs until 2026 and contains a definitive release clause worth €50 million, which is significantly lower than what Man City demanded for him during the summer.
Despite being heavily leveraged, the Blaugrana put in maximum efforts to placate their financial crisis in the summer and will continue to improve the situation.
The Catalan giants found ways to bring in Ilkay Gundogan, Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo amid their dire economic situation this summer, and they can repeat the trick with Silva.
Silva’s age may appear to be a concern, but Barca’s recent transfer policy has heavily relied on seasoned campaigners.
Barca splurged out around €50m to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich last year, but he repaid the trust by leading the Catalan giants to the La Liga title last season.
Olmo has long been linked with a return to his boyhood club, and his red-hot form may tempt Barca to go all out for him next summer.
The 25-year-old penned a new deal with RB Leipzig after a summer full of speculation, and his current contract carries a release clause worth €60 million.
Man City could prove to be a tough competitor for Barca as they tried to sign him in the summer window, but the Catalan giants have the edge due to the Spaniard’s preference to join them.
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