Bernardo Silva aims two major trophies for Manchester City and Portugal success in second half of season

After failing to secure the desired distance from the Etihad Stadium this summer, Bernardo Silva has been named one of the best midfielders in the world for his exploits since the start of the campaign.

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and two assists in 24 appearances in all competitions this season, helping his side overtake Chelsea and Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.

Silva, who joined Manchester City for £ 43million from AS Monaco in 2016, has been a key player in the Sky Blues under Pep Guardiola, who has been delighted with the playmaker’s performance this season.

Ahead of his side’s last game of the calendar year – a league encounter with Brentford in west London – the Portugal international said his personal goals were of little importance compared to collective goals with the club and the country.

“My goals for the season are to win the Premier League, the Champions League and to qualify for the World Cup,” he added. said Silva, quoted by the official Manchester City website.

It was recently reported that Manchester City are set to double Silva’s salary to around £ 300,000 a week which would see the midfielder join Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne as the highest earners at the Etihad Stadium.

The playmaker added: “If we (Manchester City and the Portugal national team) can achieve these goals, I don’t care if I score 5 goals or 40 goals. It doesn’t really matter, to be honest.

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