It seems that the football world has entered into an endless vortex of entropy since last night with one bombshell dropping after the other. It all started with Messi choosing to depart from Barcelona which was followed by Manchester City’s signing of Jack Grealish. Now to cap it all, Manchester City preceptor, Pep Guardiola has stated that he is free to the exit of Portuguese star, Bernardo Silva.
Silva arrived at Premier League in 2017 and became a crucial part of Guardiola’s plans as he became a regular starter for Manchester City. He starred in 131 games for the Cityzens and bagged 21 goals and strung 24 assists in the span of the past four seasons.
City has forged an exceptionally strong squad at Etihad for the upcoming season that will feature the likes of illustrious monikers like Ederson Moraes, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Benjamin Mendy, Rodri, De Bruyne and their latest addition, Jack Grealish.
It is needless to say that there is a high possibility of City splurging a fortune on Lionel Messi who has chosen not to return to Camp Nou after 21 staggering years.
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With £100 million already shelled out to land Grealish, City will need to offload a few stars if they are going to target Messi in the next one week.
According to Spbajko, Guardiola made it clear, quoting, “Bernardo Silva wants to leave. There are two or three players who want to go. When they bring some offer and they want to leave, we are open to discuss… but it depends on them.”
Pep Guardiola announces players set to leave Man City: “Bernardo Silva wants to leave. There are two or three players who want to go. When they bring some offer and they want to leave, we are open to discuss… but it depends on them”, as per @spbajko. 🔵 #MCFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 6, 2021
Mikel Arteta, manager of Arsenal, once said that Bernardo Silva was his favourite. Now that the Portuguese sensation will be eager to look forward to suitors and with Arsenal desperate to make a couple of good signings, this can very well be the opening of something massive for the Gunners with Silva under their radar.