Barcelona have been tracking Portuguese international Bernardo Silva for several months and he could leave Manchester City this winter.
Barcelona continued their good start to 2023 with a 1-0 win in the derby against Girona. The win allowed the Blaugrana to escape to the top of the La Liga standings. Xavi‘s men are now 5 points ahead of Real Madrid. In parallel with these good sporting results, the Barça management would like to make a big move for the last day of the winter mercato. According to Sport, the leaders of Barcelona have reactivated the Bernardo Silva file.
Like his compatriot Joao Cancelo, who left for Bayern Munich, the Manchester City midfielder could change his mind this winter. The former Monaco player could also be loaned out and Barca are monitoring his situation. Barcelona are among the clubs interested in the 28-year-old Portuguese international. Bernardo Silva would not be satisfied with his playing time with the Skyblues and his relationship with Pep Guardiola would deteriorate.
Barcelona could take advantage of this situation to offer a loan with an option to buy to Manchester City. This formula should allow Barcelona to strengthen and avoid a sanction from La Liga. It remains to be seen if Manchester City will accept to part with another key element after the departure of Joao Cancelo.
FC Barcelona Mercato : Barça reactivate the Bernardo Silva track
Xavi has reportedly asked the Barça management for a new reinforcement to strengthen the Barça midfield. In addition to Bernardo Silva, the Blaugrana have also inquired about the situation of Sofyan Amrabat.
After a successful first half of the season, Barcelona is well positioned to win the Spanish league title, the first since 2019. This quest could push the Barça leaders to recruit a midfielder before the winter mercato closes. Bernardo Silva and Sofyan Amrabat are the two priority tracks and the Blaugrana are working hard to reach an agreement.