Manchester City midfielder is at the top of PSG transfer target list
According to information obtained by media outlet Relevo, PSG is targeting a midfielder from Manchester City in order to bulk the heart of their lineup ahead of next season.
Sporting advisor Luis Campos has identified fellow Portuguese Bernardo Silva as a priority target for the next summer transfer window, according to Relevo.
The Portugal international and European Cup champion is appreciated by Campos and wants to move away from Man City, informs Relevo doubling down on the rumors that have been emerging for months on end now regarding the exit of Silva from England.
After an awful first season under the guidance of new manager Christophe Galtier, PSG are already drawing up their plans for next summer aiming at improving their results next year, which at their current pace won't be difficult at all. In other words, expect daily rumors coming from all places and involving all sorts of "sources" and "targets."
Aged 28, Bernardo Silva actually fits the current win-now timeline of PSG. The Manchester City midfielder has been rumored to want out of England for a long time now, although it is still unclear whether or not he'd favor moving to a lesser league in France rather than exploring tastier options like arriving in Spain to play in LaLiga for Barcelona, reportedly interested in acquiring him too.
Bernardo Silva wants out of Man City. Will he choose PSG or Barcelona?
According to Relevo, Silva and his entourage and family might prefer a move to Spain next summer instead of France. There are, obviously, financial troubles currently affecting Barcelona and their business, which might close the door to his potential arrival. That said, Silva's agent Jorge Mendes would make everything in his power to facilitate a move to Barcelona no matter the economy of the Catalan side.
Campos is "a fervent admirer" of the player, who he already brought to AS Monaco all the way back in 2014 when he was working for the Monegasque club and Silva was just a youngster taking the first steps in his professional career.
According to Relevo, adding the Portugal midfielder would cost around €90m, as that's the sum requested by Man City last summer to those asking about the player.
Considering Campos might get fired if he doesn't put together an interesting plan that convinces Nasser Al-Khelaifi to keep him in tow, bringing Bernardo Silva to the capital could definitely be a nice first step if he can guarantee the president his signature come July.