Fabrizio Romano has revealed a significant detail in the new contract of Bernardo Silva. The Portuguese star has been linked with a move away from the Etihad in the past few transfer windows. The City board managed to keep the player despite interest from big European clubs in the most recent transfer window.
Silva Signs New Manchester City Contract With a Significant Clause
Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain Were Keen on Signing the City Star
Barcelona have been interested in signing the talented midfielder for a few seasons, and they pushed again for him this summer after losing their star right-winger, Ousmane Dembele, according to Romano. The journalist also revealed that PSG were interested in signing the player and were very “intense in their approaches in June and July”.
Despite the interest from the European heavyweights, the Cityzens stood firm, not letting the player leave. The Premier League club formally informed the Parisians and the Catalans that they are unwilling to negotiate for the 29-year-old playmaker as they had already lost a key midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, on a free transfer. The transfer market expert said on his YouTube channel: “For Manchester City, the position was very clear. They sent a formal message to both PSG and Barcelona telling them that there is no chance to negotiate.”
Romano Reveals Release Clause in Bernardo Silva Contract
According to the Italian journalist, there is a £50 million release clause incorporated in the Portugal international’s new contract. This clause will be valid from next summer and not in the January 2024 transfer window. The transfer insider further suggested that the former AS Monaco man has been open to a move away from Manchester for the past two seasons to find a new experience.