The Portuguese on the agenda of Barça and PSG
It is clear that Barcelona, and especially Xavi, dreams of signing Bernardo Silva for their project, but today the financial situation of the Catalan institution makes the operation almost impossible. However, this scenario does not mean that the succession of the Portuguese to Manchester City is assured, so Pep Guardiola is trying to clearly define who can replace the Portuguese midfielder/winger.
And it’s that 70 or 80 million that Barça can’t face short of a million dollar sale in the next few days, yes, for Paris Saint Germain, that’s a figure they can accept, especially if Kylian Mbappé leaves. Luis Enrique praises the emergence of the 28-year-old midfielder thanks to his versatility and ability to win one-on-one.
Guardiola doesn’t want to take risks before Bernardo leaves
While everyone is waiting to see what will finally happen to Mbappe this summer, and until that soap opera is decided it’s unlikely the Parisians will make a move, Guardiola could already choose who would replace Bernardo in his lineup. Here’s how Tuttomercato explains it, pointing out that Nicolò Barella is the first name on the English team’s agenda.
Information indicates that despite signing Kovacic, a profile similar to that of the Italian, Pep would also like to make a move for the Inter Milan footballer, whom he also got to see up close in the last Champions League final. The midfielder, an undisputed mainstay of the Interista team, has a market value similar to that of Bernardo Silva. but its starting price will be much closer to 100 million euros.
Can City sign two millionaires in one summer?
It should be remembered that for a similar figure, the City refused a bid for Declan Rice. who eventually moved to Arsenal with over 100 “kilograms” and decided to complete the hiring of Guardiola, the RB Leipzig centre-back, according to what journalist Fabrizio Romano pointed out a couple of days ago. In such a scenario, it’s clear that Barella would only be an option if Bernardo leaves, although with Mahrez heading to Saudi Arabia, an offer from the millionaire team for the Italian player cannot be ruled out.