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Pep confirms key player could leave Man City

A strange summer for Man City, when the money they earned was more than double the amount spent. But not stopping there, the Premier League champions can get more than that.

During the 6-year era of coach Pep Guardiola leading Man City, this team has always been in a state of buying and selling less. In return, the quality of the defending English football champion’s squad is guaranteed. But there has been a big change in the Blue Man’s personnel plan in the summer of 2022.

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As a result, the team led by Pep Guardiola has earned 164 million pounds from player sales. In the opposite direction, the Etihad Stadium team spent only £ 93 million on the Haaland-Kalvin Phillips duo.

Nonetheless, as revealed by Pep Guardiola, Man City will most likely profit handsomely from the sale of midfielder Bernardo Silva. For more than a year, the Portuguese player has been on the verge of leaving. Last summer, the idea was that Silva would join AC Milan, but due to financial constraints, the deal fell through at the last minute.

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The former Monaco player hopes to join Barcelona this season. However, in order to acquire the star, who turns 28 tomorrow (August 10), Catalunya must sell Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United.

Bernardo Silva was a substitute in the match against West Ham in the first round of the Premier League 2022/23 on Sunday night. Pep Guardiola only used him in the 78th minute, when the score was 2-0. Obviously, there will always be more than one option for a player who is always appreciated for his professional quality but whose starting position is rarely guaranteed, such as Silva.

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Coach Guardiola, after parting with Jesus, Sterling, and Zinchenko, of course did not want to lose more Silva. The Spanish military leader needs to ensure the depth of the squad. This summer, Man City has just added a midfielder, while they have parted with another midfielder, Fernandinho.

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However, Pep insists he will not stop if someone wants to leave: “I want Bernardo to continue with us. But no one knows what might happen. I’m not the type of coach who stops players from leaving. A player’s career is so short, not many people realize it’s near the end.

Therefore, the wishes of the players are always the most important thing.” Bernardo Silva joined Man City in 2017. Despite being a skillful player, keeping the ball well, possessing a high mutation, Silva has an average of only 25.2 matches in the Premier League each season.

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The Portuguese player was once honored as Man City’s Best Player in the 2018/19 season. In recent years, Man City has often lost players who had to play secondary roles to Barcelona. Before that, Ferran Torres and Eric Garcia joined the Camp Nou team, and it is entirely possible that Bernardo Silva will follow. If Barca has financial difficulties, a loan contract is also a viable option.

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