Bernard Silva (27 years old) is crazy about playing for Barça, a dream that was born of him as a child but that he kept when he was at Benfica, then at Monaco and now at Manchester City. In that sense, a very significant episode speaks very clearly of the Portuguese’s interest in dressing as a Barça player. Last winter, several emissaries from FC Barcelona traveled to Manchester on different occasions to attack the signing of Ferran Torres, then City striker. On one of those trips to the English city, Bernard Silva coincided with the Catalan executives. Neither short nor lazy, the Portuguese told them to take him into account, that he was very culé and that he would like to be signed.
The Barça envoys took it in the first instance as a joke by the footballer since the contact was short. However, a few days later one of those emissaries from Barça found a message on his phone from Bernardo in which he told him that, if he could, that they sign him, that he was looking forward to going to Barça.
Quite a statement of intent that your agent, George Mendez, reiterated before Joan Laportathe sports vice president Rafa Yuste y Mateu Alemany, director of football, in the successive meetings they have had since January, which have not been few. And in those is Bernardo, waiting for his dream to come true, something that passes by the exit of frenkie of Barça and for the activation of economic levers that give money and salary space to the Barcelona club.