Barcelona are in the race for Bernado Silva. They are looking to make a move for the Portuguese superstar in the coming days. However, Liverpool and PSG have reportedly come out of nowhere in the race.
The Daily Mail reports that the Manchester club has refuted claims made yesterday that the Catalan club had reached an agreement for the sale of the midfielder. City state they have not accepted a bid from Barcelona to sell the 28-year-old.
Barcelona coach Xavi feels that Silva can be the player to take the La Liga giants to the next level. Barcelona gave struggled in the last few years, but seem to be building a solid team now.
The signings of Robert Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Raphina, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie can surely take them to the next level. Bernado Silva remains the final piece in the puzzle though.
However, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are not willing to let Silva go. He is one of their most talented and important players. Besides, they have already sold Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling this season. They would ideally not want to sell another winger.
In the event that Barcelona are not able to sign Silva, two unexpected clubs have emerged as front runners to get him.
Other Clubs In For Silva
These clubs, according to Fichajes, are Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. They are willing to compete with Barcelona for the Portugal international’s services.
A mini-crisis has developed in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield as a result of recent injuries to players there. The biggest blow was the loss of Thiago during last Saturday’s game against Fulham.
However, the chances of City letting one of their best players go to a rival are astronomically thin. They would not want a player with the talent of Silva in a team which competes with them in the Premier League and Champions League.
PSG, on the other hand, may seem like a more likely destination. Sporting director Luis Campos knows him from his time at Monaco and may want to bring him to the Parc Des Princes.
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