“He’s running things at the moment” - Man City ace receives praise amid transfer interest
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has been named in BBC Sport’s Team of the Week.
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Manchester City looked close to defeat once again at the weekend as they overcame a 2-0 scoreline to beat Crystal Palace 4-2.
Just like their draw with Leeds United, Bernardo Silva played a vital role for City - scoring the first to kickstart their comeback.
The Portugal international has looked exceptional in recent matches and his potential departure seems to be the elephant in the room at the Etihad Stadium.
“Here is another player who is in great form again,” Crooks said.
“Silva was outstanding against Newcastle last week and at the heart of a brilliant comeback against Crystal Palace.
“Manchester City reportedly turned down a recent bid for Silva from Paris St-Germain and we can see why.
“The Portugal international is running things at the moment. Should anything happen to Kevin de Bruyne or Ilkay Gundogan, then Silva is the only one capable of holding the fort in their absence.”
Barcelona have been linked with a move for Silva all summer and it was reported that the 28-year-old was also keen on the switch after five years in Manchester.
However, PSG have since joined the race and will look to snap him up before Thursday’s deadline - while Pep Guardiola’s side will look to keep hold of him beyond the window.