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Arsenal Target Bernard Admits Future Is Up In The Air

Brazilian ace unsure as to where he will be next season.

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Atletico Mineiro midfielder Bernard has admitted that he still does not know where he will be playing next season despite making it clear to the South American press that he would like to stay at the club, Sky Sports reports.

The 20-year-old Brazilian international has been heavily linked with a move away this summer after the likes of Arsenal, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto, while Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund have previously been credited with an interest.

However, he knows his time with the club may be coming to a close as they mull over a number of offers for his services. But instead of ponder a move away from his beloved side, he would much rather take some time to reflect on what has been the proudest moment in his short career – beating Paraguayan side Olimpia on penalties to be crowned as Copa Libertadores champions.

“I don’t know what can happen with me, but if I leave, I know I will have done my job,” he said.

“I have said a thousand times that I want to stay, but it doesn’t depend on me now.

“I made it clear that, if I stay or not, I wanted to leave here with an important title. It’s up to God to decide if I stay or not, up to God, [Atletico Mineiro’s] presidency and the board.”

Bernard added: “I am very happy and I want to celebrate this title, which is one of the most important ones I will have in my life.

“I’ll keep working until the board decides something about the transfer. There are offers from English football, Shakhtar and Porto.

“I don’t have anything to say about the fans. If I could, I would stay here the rest of my life.”