Bernardo Silva back in Barça's orbit after Cancelo's Man City departure

Bernardo Silva back in Barça's orbit after Cancelo's Man City departure

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The Portuguese midfielder has been a long-term Barcelona target

Joao Cancelo's move to Bayern Munich is set to be one of the biggest bombshells of the winter transfer window. The Portuguese full-back asked to leave Manchester City, apparently after an argument with Pep Guardiola, and the English club opened the door for him. His destination will be Germany. He will arrive in Munich on loan with an option to buy in the summer.

But Cancelo's departure might not be the only one at Manchester City. According to Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida, another Portuguese player, Bernardo Silva, could also leave the club on Tuesday.

The midfielder already wanted to leave the English club last summer, with Barcelona one of his possible destinations. However, the small financial margin that the Catalan club had and the amount requested by Manchester City to allow the Portuguese international to leave prevented the operation from being carried out.

That operation always depended on the departure of Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United, an option that the Dutchman did not want to accept.

At Barça, they ruled out Bernardo Silva months ago because of Financial Fair Play and also because they are very happy with the performance of De Jong, who has gone from being transferable to being an important part of Xavi's squad.

In any case, they will continue to keep an eye on any moves involving Bernardo Silva, a player represented by Jorge Mendes.

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