Man City ace’s family want change of scenery; Barcelona preferred

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Given that Man City continue to routinely hoover up silverware, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to leave such a successful outfit.

However, that’s the precise reason why one player wants to try a new experience elsewhere.

Working under Pep Guardiola almost certainly means that success will follow, the Catalan being a serial winner since bursting onto the scene as a coach at FC Barcelona back in 2008/09.

It’s the City manager’s former club that feature in Bernardo Silva’s desire to move on this summer.

Bernardo Silva wants to leave Man City

According to Sport, the player has decided that he wants to leave the reigning Premier League champions this summer, and importantly, his family are also looking for a change of scenery.

City would surely be loathe to lose one of their most creative players, though at 30 years of age there’s a cogent reason for allowing him to move on if Barcelona pay his £50m release clause.

Guardiola has also shown before now that if a player expresses a wish to go, he will not stand in their way.

Bernardo Silva wants to join Joao Felix at Barcelona

His genius lies in his ability to be able to ensure that his squad is able to cope with the losses of players that had previously seemed undroppable and an important part of the starting XI.

Oleksandr Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling are just three of many names that have departed the Etihad Stadium under Pep’s watch, with no apparent drop-off in quality.

If anything, City come back the following season better than ever.

Given that Silva’s family have also seemingly become part of this process it seems inevitable that the player will get his wish, as long as the two clubs can agree to shake hands on the deal.

That might not be as straightforward as it seems, given Barca’s widely reported financial problems.

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