With Ousmane Dembélé on his way to PSG, Barcelona’s budget will increase slightly before the close of the summer transfer window.
The possibility of Bernardo Silva arriving at the club was discussed due to Xavi’s fondness for the player. The Catalan coach has always been a fan of the Portuguese creator, however, Relevo has reported that Silva is set to sign a renewal with Manchester City and therefore the possibility of him joining Barcelona is quite unlikely. This will be a major blow to Barça, as Silva has been a key target for a long time.
Pep Guardiola was doing his utmost behind the scenes to keep Silva at the Etihad, which goes against the philosophy of the City manager. He usually lets players leave when they want to, but with the 28-year-old he took a different approach and urged him to stay in Manchester. This highlights the quality and importance of Silva as Guardiola normally doesn’t change his ways for anyone.
Japtej Ghura | GSFN