Pep Guardiola will only sell the highly-rated Man City player for 80 million, according to reports

Pep Guardiola will only sell the highly-rated Man City player for 80 million, according to reports ...

Bernardo Silva will reportedly only be permitted to leave Manchester City this summer if they accept a club-record 90 million (80 million) transfer offer, with FC Barcelona apparently keen on signing the midfielder.

According to Sport, City consider the playmaker to be one of their finest and most significant players and therefore unsellable, with Barcelona seeing him as a desirable transfer target as Xavi Hernandez seeks to add another significant signing this summer.

According to the report, City would only sell Silva if they received an upfront 80 million transfer bid for the former AS Monaco star, a fee Barcelona would unlikely to pay for their terrible financial situation this summer.

Silva was linked with a move away from City last summer and to Barcelona, although since these rumors, the 27-year-old midfielder has gone on to have his best season yet for the Manchester giants, guiding them to a second successive Premier League and another UEFA Champions League semi-final.

If Barcelona manages to sign Silva this summer, the club's fortunes would be a lot, but a move appears to be extremely unlikely in the final weeks of the window.

Barcelona would go bankrupt if they failed to sign Silva.

Barcelona's financial problems are well-known by now, with the Catalan giants basically relying on the sale of Frenkie De Job and putting aside future television contracts in order to preserve their safety for the forthcoming season. Yet signing Silva would put all of that in jeopardy, essentially causing the European giants to go bankrupt.

Barcelona is already blindly sabotaging fire, and any further big-money moves following the signing of Robert Lewandowski would be disastrous for the club in the long run, not like the one that has prevented Xavis' team from making hige transfers this summer.

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