Bernardo Silva ‘happy’ but could leave Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Spanish international winger, Bernardo Silva is happy staying in Manchester City. However, he could still leave the club.

According to Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, Bernardo Silva is tipped for a City exit in the off-season amid links with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, but the Portugal international remained in Manchester.

Speaking about Silva’s present condition in the club, Guardiola said
“All I want is for Bernardo to be happy, here or anywhere. All I want is his happiness because he’s a guy that deserves the best,” said Guardiola.

“He’s so intuitive – it’s not his role as a holding midfielder but he knows exactly how to play it and how to anticipate what is going to happen, with the ball or without the ball.

“Against Norwich [City] he played exceptional, against Arsenal he played exceptional, Southampton played at the level of the team – that was not good.

“But how well he played against Chelsea is no surprise. How many times have we seen it? He was an incredible signing for us because he’s an exceptional person.”

Silva has won three Premier League titles since joining City in 2017 and Guardiola added: “I never forget the second Premier League we won, with 98 points, he was the best player in England. He was nominated [for an award] but he was the best.

“After that season, later he dropped a little bit, he was not in the position he prefers but now he’s back and hopefully he can help us.

“If, at the end, he wants to leave and decides [to go] the only thing I can say is that the guy or the club that gets Bernardo is going to take one of the best players in the world.

“Is he happier? You cannot play in this way if you are not happy, it’s impossible.”he concluded.

Manchester city are back in form as they beat champions league winners Chelsea at their home in London.