Barcelona’s Ongoing Pursuit of Bernardo Silva Faces Financial Hurdles

Barcelona faces financial obstacles in their pursuit of Bernardo Silva despite ongoing interest, reveals player's agent and father.

Despite Barcelona’s persistent efforts to secure Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, financial challenges continue to hinder the Catalan club’s pursuit. Silva‘s agent, Jorge Mendes, revealed Barcelona’s interest, but the player’s father, Paulo Silva, disclosed that PSG and the Middle East also showed interest before Silva opted for a contract extension with Pep Guardiola’s team.

Barcelona’s desire for the 29-year-old Portuguese midfielder was stymied by their precarious financial situation, preventing a summer move. While reports suggest Bernardo is inclined to extend his contract with Manchester City, Barcelona remains optimistic about the possibility of securing one of their prime targets.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona is exploring strategies to formulate a compelling bid that could convince Guardiola and City to part ways with Silva. Despite English reports hinting at a contract extension with the European champions, no formal agreement has been reached, allowing Barcelona to maintain hope.

MD highlights one potential avenue for Barcelona, involving the sale of 16% of Barça Studios, with a proposed €60 million deal with a German investment firm. The club’s members reportedly agreed on this “economic lever” last year, providing Barcelona with a financial boost to enhance their transfer endeavors.

Barcelona’s initial offer to Manchester City, featuring a one-year loan with an obligatory buyout clause set at €60 million, was rebuffed. However, with ongoing negotiations and potential financial reinforcements, Barcelona remains in the race for Bernardo Silva, as the saga unfolds in the midst of the transfer window.

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