Case closed for a potential deal for Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese midfielder is set to remain in Manchester this summer despite recent reports that Barcelona was on the verge of making a final offer for Silva. However, the Catalans failed to put an offer in, and Manchester City declared the player nontransferable, forcing Barca to pay around 85 million pounds to sign and register the player with LaLiga, according to the Daily Mail.
Silva, who has played the last five years for the Blues, recently told ESPN of his desire to move to Barcelona.
"¨¨I’ve been open with them [City] and they know what I want. It’s a big club, and they don’t want players who are not happy at the club. They always say to all of us that if you’re not happy, you can go. Whatever happens happens and for sure, it will happen in a very respectful way¨.Bernardo Silva to ESPN"
Despite Silva’s words and Barcelona’s optimism about signing the midfielder, Silva will now remain a citizen for at least another season. This was a cause of Barcelona’s financial issues that are forcing the club to sell players to be able to sign others; a recent report stated that the transfer of Bernardo Silva to Camp Nou was not possible unless Dutch midfielder, Frenkie De Jong, leaves the club before the end of this transfer window or if Los Cules can sell Aubameyang, Dest, and Memphis Depay.
As mentioned, Manchester City has decided to remove the Portuguese midfielder from the transfer market. However, Time Sport has reported that Paris Saint-Germain wants to sign Silva for 59 million pounds, and the club is confident that a deal can fall through. As for Los Blaugranas, it is time to move on from this transfer rumour and shift the focus to registering Jules Kounde and strengthening a very criticised Barcelona defence before taking on Real Sociedad this Sunday.