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Barcelona switch in targets provides Man City with significant transfer boost




Manchester City might get to keep Bernardo Silva. Despite his desire to play closer to Portugal, Barcelona has reportedly set their sights on another player.

For the past two years, Bernardo Silva has been linked with a move away from Manchester City. He’s been loyal though, even extending his contract last year until 2026. This season, he’s been a key contributor with 11 goals and 8 assists in all competitions.

Barcelona was previously interested in Silva, but has reportedly shifted their focus to young Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons, currently on loan at RB Leipzig from PSG. Simons’ impressive performances (9 goals and 15 assists) have made him a more attractive option for Barcelona’s manager Xavi.


There are a few reasons for Barcelona’s decision. Simons’ ability to play in various attacking positions makes him a better fit for their needs.

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At 21, Simons also has more room for development compared to the 29-year-old Silva. Barcelona reportedly wants to prioritize other positions like a defensive midfielder and a left-winger.

Additionally, Silva’s price tag of €60 million might not be ideal, and Barcelona is focused on nurturing young talent like Lamine Yamal, who plays in the same position as Silva.


While this news is a positive sign for Manchester City, Silva’s future remains unclear. Although Barcelona seems uninterested, other clubs might still be in t

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