Reports: Manchester City Set For Bernardo Silva Stay Boost


Bernardo Silva is reportedly ready to commit his immediate future to Manchester City and abandon any thoughts of a transfer for this season at least.

The Portuguese midfielder featured as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday as rumours continue to swirl over whether he will will leave the club in the transfer window.

He is a firm fan favourite at the Etihad and received a rousing reception when he emerged from the bench against Bournemouth on Saturday. Fans sang his name for what seemed like an eternity.

Upon the final whistle Bernardo Silva applauded all four stands inside the Etihad, and was the last of City’s players to depart the pitch – He then handed his shirt over to a fan.

On Sunday writting on his Twitter account, Bernardo Silva thanked the City faithful for the reception shown to him when he came off the bench.

Whether it was linked to his future is unclear, but that Bernardo’s post riled up Man City supporters.

When he referred to “those beautiful moments of love and support you showed me”, it sounded like the Portugal midfielder might be reflecting fondly on a five-year relationship that had run its course.

However, According to journalist Oliver Kay writting for The Athletic UK, Bernardo Silva is ready to commit his immediate future to Man City and abandon any thoughts of a transfer for this season at least.

Oliver Kay states that the past few days have brought a softening in the player’s position and an apparent willingness to forget about a move, at least for the coming season.

He further claims Some at Man City believe Bernardo Silva might even be open to discussing an extension to his contract, which runs until 2025.

Man City fans will be delighted

Silva has established himself as a world-class player during his time at Manchester City, making 253 appearances in total, in which he has contributed 48 goals and 50 assists.

Last season saw the 28-year-old make 35 appearances in the Premier League for City, contributing eight goals and four assists, averaging a superb 7.27 rating from WhoScored for his performances.

This ranked him as the fifth-best performer in Guardiola’s side last season, so it is clear to see just how important he was to our success in the top flight as they took home the Premier League trophy ahead of Liverpool.

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