Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is set to leave the club next summer for £50m, according to the renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The Portuguese international has been linked with several European giants, including PSG and Barcelona, who have expressed their interest in signing him during the last summer transfer window.
New deal with a release clause
Despite the rumours, Bernardo Silva decided to stay at Man City and signed a new deal with the club, which will run until the summer of 2026. However, according to the insider, this contract includes a £50m release clause, which will be activated in the summer of 2024. This means that any club that wants to sign Bernardo Silva next year will have to pay this amount to Man City, who will not be able to negotiate for a higher fee.
Time for a new challenge
According to Romano, Bernardo Silva’s circle believes that it is time for him to move on for a new challenge in his career. The 29-year-old has been considering quitting Man City for the last two years, as he feels that he has achieved everything he could with the club.
Current season stats
Bernardo Silva has been a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, featuring in five matches across all competitions. He has scored one goal and provided one assist in these matches. He is expected to play an important role for the club this season, as they aim to defend both their domestic titles and the Champions League trophy.