Barcelona will be able to sign Bernardo Silva for less than €80 million | OneFootball
Barcelona will be able to sign Bernardo Silva for less than €80 million
Journalist Gerard Romero has dropped a huge bombshell, claiming that Barcelona and Manchester City have already reached an agreement over the transfer fees for Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, with the amount said to be less than €80 million.
Silva has been on the agenda for Barça for a long time now, with the club making concerted efforts to sign him. However, given the situation surrounding the registration of new players as well as the reluctance of Frenkie de Jong to leave, a move had looked difficult.
But it seems like the Blaugrana have made some major progress in their pursuit of the 27-year-old midfielder. Silva, for his part, is believed to be dreaming of the possibility of joining the Catalan giants and there had already been an agreement with his agent, Jorge Mendes, over a move to Camp Nou.
Now, Gerard Romero is claiming that Barcelona and Manchester City have also settled on a transfer fee for the former AS Monaco and Benfica ace, with the figure said to be less than €80 million.
It comes as a surprise, considering that reports earlier had indicated that the Premier League champions would want around €100 million for their gun midfielder, but seem to have settled for much lesser.
The journalist had claimed on Monday that Silva had already started looking for a house in Barcelona, indicating that a move might be close to completion.
While it was initially believed that de Jong’s exit would be crucial to Barcelona signing Silva, that no longer seems to be the case. But even if the Blaugrana do succeed in signing the midfielder from Man City, registering him could become an issue.
The Catalan giants are yet to register any of the new signings brought in this summer, while they still plan on adding Marcos Alonso to the roster. With Silva also seemingly on his way, it remains to be seen how Joan Laporta & co. go about registering all of them successfully.
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