Manchester City are about to finalize Bernardo Silva’s extension. The Portuguese playmaker will allegedly extend his contract until 2026 after striking a pre-agreement, according to Fabrizio Romano.
This summer, PSG and Barcelona have been prominently connected with the Portuguese midfielder’s transfer away from City. Fabrizio Romano, a transfer analyst, claims that Silva will instead sign a new deal that will keep him employed through 2026.
The 29-year-old will extend his contract for three additional seasons, and both parties will finalize the agreement in the upcoming weeks.
Given that Barcelona’s financial difficulties have stopped him from revising his plans for the upcoming season, Silva wants to remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2026. The midfielder is fed up with waiting for the Catalan club to make an official offer.
Silva won’t participate in the European Super Cup matchup with Sevilla in the meantime. He is still getting ready for the upcoming season.
The midfielder from Portugal’s current deal expires in 2025. By the end of the week, he is expected to sign the new contract. The release clause in Silva’s contract, worth €50 million, will be invoked next summer, according to reporter Jose Alvarez Haya.
Since joining Manchester City from AS Monaco in 2017. Since then he has been an important member of the team. In 308 games for them, he has contributed 59 assists and 55 goals, helping them win five Premier League championships among other things.
Despite interest from Barcelona and PSG, manager Pep Guardiola earlier stated that the Cityzens are making every effort to keep Silva at the club. In order to sign the midfielder, he continued, interested clubs must submit a legitimate offer.