LONDON, England – Bernardo Silva, an offensive midfielder for Manchester City, has reportedly expressed a strong desire to join Barcelona in recent reports from Mundo Deportivo, reigniting transfer rumors.
During the summer transfer window, the 29-year-old Portuguese player added a special condition to his new deal with Manchester City. Barcelona is expressly given the right to invoke his transfer under this clause.
The release clause is notably placed at €50 million, which is a lot less than Manchester City’s initial asking price during the summer transfer window. The possibility of Silva joining the LaLiga winners at this reduced cost is alluring.
Dani Olmo, a 25-year-old forward now playing for RB Leipzig, has also emerged as a target for Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez in a related development. According to rumors, Barcelona may have the option to exercise a similar clause in Olmo’s contract.
Olmo’s name had previously been connected to Barcelona during the transfer dealings of the previous season. The Spanish forward has continued to shine this year, contributing to three goals in the opening three Bundesliga games. Olmo’s possible transfer fee, if Barcelona decides to sign him, is estimated to be about €60 million.
Barcelona’s supporters are eagerly awaiting more information as both Bernardo Silva and Dani Olmo have been mentioned as potential reinforcements. It’s unknown whether Barcelona plans to pursue both of these excellent players at the same time or if the club will lean toward bringing in one of these high-profile transfers soon.
Since the start of the pandemic, it felt like there were less hasty firings, managers who were unlucky enough to lose their positions were promptly hired elsewhere, teams concentrated on signing younger players, and there simply seemed to be fewer blatantly stupid big-money transactions. According to Ryan O’Hanlon, this was not a good development for someone who had published a book on how the reverse had been true from a selfish perspective.
Then this summer happened, to be honest.
For the first time ever, Premier League teams spent over £2 billion on transfers in a single window, shattering the previous record, set last summer, by more than £500 million. (FIFA stated that clubs spent approximately £6 billion throughout the window.)
What transpired then? Would you put $20 in an index fund if you discovered it lying around on the street, then? The player market received an extra billion dollars suddenly from the Saudi Premier League. That money did not exist a year ago.
Manchester United is keeping an eye on Brighton striker Evan Ferguson, according to the Manchester Evening News. In addition to the 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international, Edmond Tapsoba and Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer Leverkusen are two more potential acquisitions that manager Erik ten Hag is hoping to make next summer. Ferguson and Manchester City have also been mentioned.