In response to Paris Saint-£60 Germain's million offer for Bernardo Silva, Manchester City closed the door. - 8x - English

In response to Paris Saint-£60 Germain’s million offer for Bernardo Silva, Manchester City closed the door.

Bernardo Silva, a star for Manchester City and Portugal, may have a difficult choice to make in the last days of the summer transfer season now that Paris Saint-Germain have made a formal offer for the 28-year-old.

One week remains in the summer transfer window, and Get French Football News has learned that L’Équipe will disclose that PSG has submitted a €70 million (£60 million) proposal for the Porto native and former SL Benfica academy graduate.

The Catalans looked at Silva as a potential key summer target during their rebuild under Xavi, but the Spanish giants are likely to back away from any possible move after players like Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong have not been moved on to make room for the City midfield general to be acquired. The bid from the Ligue 1 leaders follows Barcelona’s apparent interest.

The renowned front-three of Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, and Lionel Messi have obliterated the opening stages of the 2022–23 Ligue 1 season, helping the Parisians to 17 goals across three matches while Neymar and Mbappé sit first and second in the goal-scoring charts, respectively. PSG would theoretically have a free shot at Silva with Christoph Galtier’s team already humming this season.

At Parc des Princes, Silva’s irresistible style would transform the midfield into a force to be reckoned with in the Champions League race.

Ferran Soriano, the CEO of Manchester City, has ruthlessly blocked the club’s attempts to sign one of Pep Guardiola’s prized players at the Etihad Stadium after Fabrizio Romano, a transfer insider, cited Soriano’s firm stance on the future of the Portuguese star.

Despite the presence of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, Silva is a key component of Guardiola’s City juggernaut and has been one of the stars in four consecutive Premier League championship campaigns from 2017–18, as well as helping the team reach the Champions League final in 2020–21.

In addition, Silva was nominated for the club’s goal of the season award in 2018–19, won it the following year, and was twice named to the PFA Premier League Team of the Season in 2018–19 and 2021–22.

The English champions are expected to continue to view him as untouchable, along with De Bruyne, Foden, and now Erling Haaland, for the remaining three years of his contract.

 

Last update: : August 25, 2022

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