Barcelona president Joan Laborta and agent Jorge Mendes were gathered at a dinner party in Spain on Monday night to discuss the future of private negotiations for Portuguese star Bernardo Silva, the Manchester City player, according to Spanish press reports. There is also a possibility that he will be transferred to the Catalan team in the future.
According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, sporting director Matteo Alemany will not attend tonight’s party; Because he is on holiday in his hometown of Mallorca.
The report indicated that Joan Laborta will be talking about Bernardo Silva along with a number of players that Manchester United are close to signing in the current summer transfers, such as Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.
In a related context, “Sport” newspaper reported that Silva asked Guardiola to let him leave this summer and told his agent Jorge Mendes to facilitate a transfer to Barcelona.
The newspaper claimed that the Portuguese star’s move would push Barcelona to open negotiations for his services, as he is expected to offer €60m, but City would not let go of a player for less than €100m. .
Silva’s move to Barcelona will be linked with Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong’s move to Manchester United during the current summer’s Mercado, the paper has indicated.
Silva joined Manchester City in the summer of 2017 from French side Monaco in a deal worth €50 million.
The 27-year-old Portuguese has scored 48 goals and provided 50 assists in 249 appearances in a City shirt.