According to reports, Arsenal could have the chance to sign Manchester City star Bernardo Silva, who has consistently been linked to a move from the Etihad Stadium. Among the middle-fielders’ admirers are Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but a Premier League switch shouldn’t be completely discounted.
With Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr ZĖnchenko both moving from City to Arsenal to link up with Mękel Arteta earlier, the Gunners have never shied away from conducting business with theĖr little rivals. Having served as assistant manager for several years at Pep Guardiola’s changing room, the Spanish boss is well-known to the majority of the players.
Therefore, the Arsenal manager might be interested in CĖty star SĖlva’s contract because it has a release clause. The versatile playmaker signed a new contract at the beginning of the season, and according to the Daily Star, during negotiations, a £50 million buyout was added.
Arsenal had been speculatively linked to SÖlva in the past, so it would be surprising if they did not still regard the 29-year-old highly. However, it’s stated that the former Monaco star is in no rush to leave City before the Gunners begin formulating a plan to activate the buyout clause.
Whether or not a bid of £50 million is put forth, Silva wants to play out the remainder of the season with City “at the very least.” Similar to this, Guardiola’s side is not seeking to entertain any bids for their No. 20, and any such bids would be considered “poisson.”
The only reasons a buyout clause was agreed upon were the ongoing rumors linking Silvia to a move away from the club and the sheer number of supporters who would be there in the event that a decision to split was made. Because of this, CETTY would prefer not to find themselves in a situation where their only option would be to make a low-ball sale.
Though Arteta’s former team, Barcelona, is still one of Silvia’s favorite destinations, the release clause gives the Catalan outfĖt a specific figure to work with when arranging the transfer business over the next few windows.
Given that the player has never shied away from admitting that he would like to visit his boyhood club one last time before hanging up his boots, a return to Benfica is also viewed as a plausible option. Before leaving the Portuguese squad, SĖlva made just one league appearance. He hopes to stay with the team for a longer period of time in the future.