Guardiola: Man City boss tells Bernardo Silva's suitors to 'take a plane' to get their man

Guardiola: Man City boss tells Bernardo Silva's suitors to 'take a plane' to get their man

Izuchukwu Akawor 19:34 - 04.08.2023

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva will not be allowed to leave the club, but he will not keep a player who does not want to be at the Etihad.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reacted to the transfer rumours around star player Bernardo Silva.

Bernardo’s future at the Etihad has been a subject of intense speculation following reports that the Portuguese midfielder is wanted by some European giants.

Pep Guardiola, Man City boss.

According to Pulse Sports Nigeria, the talented and versatile player is on the radar of LALIGA champions Barcelona.

Guardiola reacts to Bernardo rumour

Spanish coaches, Xavi Hernandez and Luis Enrique, the new manager at Paris Saint-Germain, are reportedly huge admirers of the City star,

However, City boss, Guardiola, has spoken about the possible departure of the 28-year-old and his teammate Kyle Walker.

Bernardo Silva is wanted by Barcelona and PSG.

Speaking during his Community Shield pre-match press conference, Guardiola noted that Bernardo will stay at the club as he is an important player to the Cityzens.

He also said that the club will do everything to keep the players because it will be difficult to replace them.

Guardiola has vowed to o anything to hold on to Bernardo.

“ "They are so important to us,” he said, per a report from Marca. “We want them to stay and we will do everything possible because they want to stay.” Bernardo is not like Gundogan, who was ending his contract. He has a contract here. Replacing the two would be very difficult.”

No suitable offer for Bernardo

Speaking further on the deal, the former Barcelona manager added that the club has not received a proper offer for their player and clubs that want him should take a plane.

Pep Guardiola does not want to lose another important star following Gundogan's departure.

“I don't want any player who doesn't want to be here, but that's just my opinion,” he added. If someone wants it, they'll get on a plane and come here, to talk to our sporting director and our CEO.”

“In any case, we haven't received yet a suitable offer. If it happened, we would meet to negotiate and we would fight to extend the contract so that he would stay with us. It's as simple as that. We have lost incredible players, like Gündogan or (Riyah) Mahrez, who in previous seasons have been very important.

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"We will fight until the end. What is going to happen? I don't know. But nothing is going to happen if both clubs do not reach an agreement", he added.

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