"Players have desires and I am no one to stop their dreams"
All roads lead to Barça for Bernardo Silva. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted in the press conference before their first league game against West Ham that the Portuguese could leave.
"I would love him to stay here. He is a very special player, but I don't know what will happen. Players have desires and I am nobody to stop their dreams. Players' careers are short and I am just part of the club. I have to talk things over with the club. Then they decide and I say 'okay,'" admitted the coach in a clear reference to Bernardo Silva's desire to sign for Barça.
What Guardiola did make clear is that to date Barça have not made any offer for the player, although they can wait for it. "There is a lot left in this market and I can't guess what will happen. We are very calm about everything."
Manchester City have already received Bernardo Silva's request to leave and, specifically, to sign for Barça. The English club will let him leave as long as there is a significant offer while Barça are waiting for De Jong's situation to be resolved in order to deal with this signing. The price of the player could exceed 80 million euros and Bernardo Silva has already reached an agreement with Barça.