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Barcelona Working On A Move To Land This Manchester City Star: Dream Option For Xavi?

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In a recent segment on Youtube, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed that Barcelona are working on a move to land Manchester City star Bernardo Silva this summer. It has been claimed that the Catalan club are eyeing a move to bring the Portuguese attacker to the Nou Camp during this summer transfer period.

Silva’s Impressive Run Of Form At The Etihad Stadium Last Season

Silva produced a run of positive displays as a key member of Pep Guardiola’s attack last season and managed to help Man City win the Premier League title once again earlier this summer. The 27-year-old found the back of the net on 13 occasions and earned seven assists in 50 appearances for the Mancunian giants in the previous campaign across all fronts.

The Portugal international was a consistent performer in the final third after he averaged 1.3 shots, 1.7 key passes, 1.6 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 1.5 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He was even accurate when distributing the ball as he completed 89.6% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 13: Bernardo Silva of Manchester City FC reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg Two match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City at Wanda Metropolitano on April 13, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Is Silva A Dream Option For Barcelona Head Coach Xavi?

Silva can make a few clever runs with the ball towards the opponent’s penalty box and has got the vision to play a few decisive passes in the final third. He can shoot the ball with power and accuracy from long range. Silva is primarily a right-sided wide player but can even play as a left-winger or as a box-to-box midfielder if his manager tells him to do so.

The Portugal international has got the winning mindset to help Barca get back to challenging for major trophies in the coming seasons. Hence, he would be a dream option for Barcelona boss Xavi to consider before the end of this summer transfer window. We can expect the Man City star to inject plenty of goals and creativity into Barca’s attack.

At 27, Silva is playing some of the best football of his playing career at the moment and could make an instant impact at the Nou Camp if the Catalan giants can find a way to bring him on board in this off-season.

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