Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City
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Bernardo Silva wants to leave Manchester City

Portuguese midfielder Bernado Silva is open to leaving Premier League champions Manchester City.

There have been reports that Laliga duo of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are interested in the player according to journalist Duncan Castles with the player said to be weighing his options at the Etihad.

The 26-year-old has registered 201 appearances for the Cityzens in the past four seasons, but he is no longer a guaranteed start in the league something he feels is hampering his progress.

According to the reports, Barcelona could have the advantage with a possible part-exchange deal as they prepared to include either Sergi Roberto or Ousmane Dembele as a makeweight to sign the Portugal international this summer.

Silva featured regularly for the Cityzens in their run to the Champions League final last term, but the emergence of Phil Foden and the form of Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez among others restricted him to only 24 starts.

Silva is valued at £63 million and while no team will be willing to fork that amount, a player exchange looks more viable.

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