Bernardo Silva transfer: Man City & Barcelona ‘agree fee’ for Portugal midfielder

Manchester City are reportedly willling to let Silva leave.

Manchester City have reportedly agreed a fee with Barcelona for the transfer of Bernardo Silva.

The 27-year-old, who has been linked with a move to the Catalan club all summer, was said to have been valued at around €80m (£67.5m), but the latest reports claim Barcelona have had a bid accepted for a lower fee.

As per Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, via City Xtra, the two clubs have now agreed on a price for the midfielder, believed to be around €50-€55m (£42m-£46.5m).

Bernardo Silva has been linked with a move to Barcelona all summer. Credit: Getty.

The same reporter claimed earlier this week that Silva was looking for a new home in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Portuguese journalist, Pedro Almedia has also reported the clubs have ‘reached an agreement’ on the transfer.

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Silva came off the bench on Sunday as City opened their Premier League season with a 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola gave a non-committal response when asked about Bernardo Silva’s future last week.

Last term, he was one of Pep Guardiola’s most trusted players, missing just three league games all season and playing 50 times in all competitions.

With the high-profile departures of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, it would be a huge shock for Guardiola to also allow Silva to leave the club.

Speaking last week, the City boss said the club had not received an offer for the No.20, but he would not stand in Silva’s way if a transfer could be agreed.

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“I don’t know what is going to happen. What is going to happen, is going to happen, and if he stays it is perfect. If in the end he has to leave, football is like this.

“If the clubs are in agreement and the player has desires, I would not be the person to stop the desire of the people.

“I want the best for the players, I want Bernardo to stay, definitely,” he added. “But, at the same time, if the offer is there and you have an agreement, it is common sense. This is the reality. He is an important player, a special player, but I don’t know what is going to happen.

Man City, as far as I know, we didn’t get an offer; last season neither. This is what I can say.”