Bernardo Silva, a midfielder for Manchester City, has spoken out about his future with the club.
According to Silva in an interview with The Times, he expressed his desire to quit Manchester City at the end of the previous season. The Portuguese midfielder attributes his desire to depart in part to the lockdown, stating that he was lonely and unhappy in Manchester and didn’t want to stay.
As a result of the travel restrictions, Silva found it more difficult to visit relatives and friends in other countries, which was clearly a trying moment for him at the time.
Guardiola must be saddened by the idea of losing Silva, who has been a standout performer for Manchester City this year. Silva has refused to rule out the possibility that this season will be his final with the club.
The player responded to the question of whether this would be his final appearance in a Manchester Derby with the following statement: “At the conclusion of the season, I’m going to sit down with City and see what’s best for both sides.” Despite the fact that I am not taking sides, I am certain that City fans would have preferred to see Silva demonstrate his dedication to the team.
Aside from that, Silva stated that “now is not the time to talk about [my future].” Because of his history of wanting to be released from the club, it would come as no surprise if he looked for a new challenge in the summer. The 27-year-old is under contract with Manchester City until 2025, so it could take a substantial transfer sum to pry him away from the Etihad Stadium, especially given his importance to the club this season.