Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has prompt that Bernardo Silva may nonetheless go away the membership amid summer interest from Arsenal. The Portuguese, who appeared positive to depart the Etihad Stadium all through the summer, didn’t safe a transfer away and stays a part of Guardiola’s squad. He was linked with a plethora of golf equipment through the window – one in all which being Arsenal – with it beforehand being prompt that Silva had truly turned down a transfer to north London. In the top, the Gunners did ultimately safe a inventive midfielder within the type of Martin Odegaard so it actually stays to be seen whether or not the membership would retain their interest within the Manchester City man ought to he proceed pursuing a transfer away.
However, Guardiola has admitted that while he’s delighted to have retained the companies of the previous AS Monaco man, one thing may nicely occur within the speedy future relating to a possible transfer. Talking after Silva scored the successful purpose in opposition to Leicester City on the weekend, the Spaniard mentioned: “The connection between [Silva], Jack [Grealish] and João [Cancelo] was sensible. “It’s not simply their qualities as gamers but in addition their unbelievable work ethic. [Silva] is enjoying nicely and we’re pleased that he stayed. We’ll see what occurs sooner or later.” Silva, 27, nonetheless has 4 years left to run on his contract with the reigning Premier League champions. Capped 61 occasions by Portugal all through his profession, he has made 205 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City, scoring 36 objectives. He has an especially spectacular report in opposition to Arsenal in that point, having received 12 of 13 video games and scored on the Emirates Stadium in each the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.