Pep Guardiola breaks the silence, will he lose Bernardo Silva to Barcelona?

The Manchester City manager assured that he wants Bernardo Silva to remain at the English club, but admitted that he does not know what will happen to the Portuguese player, who is wanted by FC Barcelona, among others.

Guardiola might lose Bernardo Silva to Barcelona.
Guardiola might lose Bernardo Silva to Barcelona.

Bernardo Silva is on FC Barcelona's transfer list for the current summer transfer window. After Pablo Torre, Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Koundé, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to close the transfer window with the Manchester City midfielder, whose coach Josep Guardiola said on Friday that he wants the Portuguese player to remain at the English club, current Premier League champions, but admitted that he does not know what will happen to the player.

During the press conference prior to the start of the English league this weekend, the Spanish coach pointed out that, "sometimes, roads separate", after being asked about the departures of several heavyweights this summer and, in particular, about the possible departure of Silva.

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"The player's desire, above all, is the most important thing. Of course, I would love Bernardo to stay here, he is a special player for us. But I don't know what will happen," Guardiola accepted. The Catalan coach is philosophical about the possible departure of the Portuguese midfielder "because that's the way soccer is," he said.

"I will not be the one to stop a person's desire. The life of a footballer is so short, without realizing it it's almost over. The player will have to sit down and talk with the club and I have never been involved in that," Guardiola explained.

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Although Silva is now being linked with several European clubs, with Barça leading the bidding, Guardiola stressed that he is not aware of any concrete offer having arrived yet: "Nothing. Not last season either," he added. "Bernardo is ready, he is training very well and is ready for Sunday. That's all," Guardiola said, referring to Manchester City's Premier League opener against West Ham United in London.

Wilian Estrella

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