The Man City player who has a $53M release clause FC Barcelona could pay

FC Barcelona are interested in signing a Manchester City player for $53 million.

By Emmanuel Mendez

A Manchester City player has a special release clause for FC Barcelona in his contract according to reports.
A Manchester City player has a special release clause for FC Barcelona in his contract according to reports.
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FC Barcelona has been struggling to sign players for a large transfer fee for a couple of years, and the club has found smart ways to bring in quality players, like signing them as free agents or on loans. The club could soon start generating enough money to purchase more high-quality players for the squad. Another reason why the club wants to start spending money on quality players again is to convince Xavi to stay at the club longer. While the club is planning on signing players for fees at a reasonable price, FC Barcelona is looking at world-class players with release clauses that are not over $100 million, and one of the targets they want is Manchester City.

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Sport reports that FC Barcelona knows that, in reality, there is no other secret than selling players, finding new sponsorship agreements, or getting rid of assets in order to earn money. Recently, Barça has maintained direct contact with La Liga president Javier Tebas to find out what maneuver space it has, mainly in sporting matters at the level of player contracts and registrations.

This leads to FC Barcelona's growing interest in Manchester City's Bernardo Silva. According to Mundo Deportivo journalist Fernando Polo, Bernardo Silva has a special release clause in his contract, which allows him to join FC Barcelona for $53 million. Xavi wants Silva along with a defensive midfielder like Joshua Kimmich or Martin Zubimendi. Kimmich is a year away from the end of his contract and has serious doubts about whether to continue at Bayern Munich. Kimmich wants to find out who the new manager will be in order to make his decision to stay or leave the German giants.

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Bernardo Silva's market value

According to Transfermarkt, Bernardo Silva is worth around $86.2 million. Silva joined Manchester City from AS Monaco in 2017 for a reported $75.4 million, with add-ons included. Silva has six goals and four assists in 25 Premier League matches for Manchester City this season.

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