€85 million Manchester City star agrees to join Barca


A Manchester City star has reportedly agreed to join Barcelona, but any potential move could depend on Manchester United. 

The Citizens are expected to part ways with a number of first-team players in the coming weeks, with the club having already secured Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Stefan Ortega and Kalvin Phillips' signatures in this window. 

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With Raheem Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Bernardo Silva all linked with exits recently, the latter was expected to leave City before the 2021/22 season commenced but ultimately ended up staying and helping his side win the Premier League title.  

However, it seems the Portuguese star may now get his move.  

According to Spanish outlet Sport, Silva has agreed to join Barca and negotiations have begun over a deal, with the proposed transfer fee expected to be between €85 million (R1.4 billion) and €95 million (R1.6 billion). 

It is said, though, that this move rests on the Blaugrana's sale of Frenkie de Jong, who has been widely linked with a move to United. 

It is further claimed that Silva has told his manager Pep Guardiola of his desire to leave, but the City boss wants to retain the 27-year-old's services. 

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The Spaniard did state recently, though, that he will not force players to stay if they do not want to. 

"As of today, I think Bernardo will continue at Man City next season but as I always said, I don't like to keep players that are unhappy," Guardiola said, per Football365. 

"But Bernardo is important and I think he will stay."

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