Barcelona News Transfer: It is widely assumed that Barcelona will want to acquire the services of a new central midfielder over the next summer.
It would seem like Xavi wants to replicate his partnership with Andres Iniesta, which was quite effective under Pep Guardiola, particularly while Sergio Busquets was playing the number five position.
Even though Xavi already has Pedri at his disposal, the Spanish playmaker is on the lookout for an inside midfielder who is capable of dictating the pace of the game while also generating creativity going forward.
As a result of this, Bernardo Silva is said to be the top transfer target for Xavi. He has great regard for the star player at Manchester City because he is both creative and versatile.
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has issued a warning to Barcelona amid the Catalan club’s pursuit of Bernardo Silva. In the message, Guardiola suggests that he is going to make it difficult for Barcelona to secure the services of the Portuguese international player. This warning comes in the context of Barcelona’s pursuit of Bernardo Silva.
Guardiola had the following response when questioned about Barca’s ties with Silva (h/t Fabrizio Romano): “They will have a tough time.”
During Barcelona’s discussions to recruit Ferran Torres, it seemed as if Man City was fairly accommodating. However, they are not ready to help them out in any way regarding the club’s pursuit of acquiring Bernardo Silva. He was an important part of the club’s success in winning the Premier League this past year.
Barcelona News Transfer: Guardiola won’t let Bernando Silva leave easily
Guardiola is desperate to keep hold of the Portuguese international player. Ilkay Gundogan’s future at Etihad is unclear. Romano asserts that the Manchester City manager had a significant part in persuading him to remain with the club during the summer. Moreover, he may do the same thing again.
The partnership between Bernardo and Kevin de Bruyne may go a long way toward helping the club compete for the Premier League title and the Champions League title in the upcoming season. This is especially considering that Erling Haaland will be available to capitalize on the opportunities to score goals.
In terms of Barcelona’s pursuit of Silva, the Catalan club is not exactly in the healthiest position possible at this point. Even though Manchester City look to be flexible in their approach to the discussions, it will be difficult for them to finance the former AS Monaco youngster because of the financial difficulties they are experiencing.