Man City star agrees personal terms to join rivals, club want £70m

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Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva has reportedly already agreed personal terms with FC Barcelona, ​​although the Catalan giants will have to pay €80m (£70m) if they are to complete the signing.

According to Mundo Deportivothe La Liga outfit have been in talks with Silva over a potential transfer, with the Portugal international open to signing for Barcelona, ​​however, City themselves are keen to retain the midfielder, with sporting director Txiki Begiristain setting a £70million price tag on the former AS Monaco star.

City are on course for a record transfer window in terms of transfer fee money, with the Premier League champions currently setting a British record for what they have earned selling players such as Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Oleksandr Zinchenko. , as well as many talents from the academy.

And that figure, which currently stands at £173million for seniors and U-23s according to transfer marketcould somehow increase if Barcelona manage to find the money to meet City’s demands for Silva, which could happen given how ridiculous the La Liga window has been this year.

Despite crushing debt, Xavi Hernandez has been a big recruiter this summer, signing Robert Lewandowksi, Raphinha and more recently Jules Kounde, but it looks like their spending won’t stop just yet, with Silva now in the club’s sights.

Indeed, City are well within their rights to demand a steep transfer fee for Silva, who last season was one of the club’s best players and one of the most entertaining midfielders in the Premier League to watch. , and for Barcelona they would be insane once again. break the bank to try and sign the 27-year-old playmaker.

Barcelona would commit club suicide if they sign Silva

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Barcelona’s dealings this summer have been nothing short of explosive, and while their squad for next season looks stronger than it has in years, there’s no denying the European giants are making a huge gamble with their spending. and add Silva of their continental rivals City would be the nail in the coffin.

After all, Barcelona’s chances of somehow getting out of debt are one in a million, and while Silva would be an incredible signing, the £70million transfer fee would only do only to add to the incredible financial problems of the Catalan side, which they simply cannot. afford to do at this point in the summer.

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