Barcelona want Bernardo Silva for the season that has already started. That is why they have started negotiations with Manchester City. The Portuguese could arrive and Frenkie de Jong would not have to leave the Catalan club.
Bernardo Silva and Barcelona is a deal that both want, but Manchester City have the final word on it. The Portuguese has expressed his desire to join a Camp Nou side that would welcome him with open arms.
‘Sport’ indicated that the Catalan giants have already contacted Manchester City for initial talks. The aim is to close the deal before 1st September.
Laporta, at the presentation of Robert Lewandowski, let slip that there is still one last icing on the cake to complete the squad, beyond Marcos Alonso, and that could be Bernardo Silva.
The same source assured, hours later, that the departure of Frenkie de Jong is no longer necessary to sign the Cityzen player. The activation of the financial levers has allowed greater flexibility to bring in the Portuguese.
However, if Frenkie de Jong is not sold, Barcelona will still not be able to register the players. La Liga wants guarantees for the Financial Fair Play, something they still do not have despite the financial levers.
The one who could leave is Gavi. ‘Beteve’ indicated that, in the event of the arrival of Bernardo Silva, the Spanish international might not renew in the end, as he would have more competition in the team.