Barcelona President Expresses Interest in Manchester City Star

July 18, 2023 12:00 pm

In a surprising turn of events, Barcelona President Joan Laporta has ignited speculation by expressing his desire to acquire the talented midfielder Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. Laporta’s comments have added fuel to the long-standing rumors linking Silva to Barcelona, while Paris Saint-Germain has also shown interest in the Portuguese star.

According to Sport, unlike Barcelona, PSG has taken concrete steps towards securing Silva’s signature. They reportedly made a formal offer of €70 million, along with the inclusion of one of their star players – Presnel Kimpembe, Marco Verratti, or Gianluigi Donnarumma. Unfortunately for PSG, their proposal was swiftly rebuffed by Manchester City. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

In a candid interaction with fans on Monday, President Joan Laporta was quizzed about the possibility of signing Silva. He enthusiastically responded, “I would love to do it right now,” as reported by MD. His words have undoubtedly fueled further speculation about Barcelona’s intentions.

However, despite the ongoing speculation and Laporta’s remarks, the likelihood of a move for Silva seems exceedingly slim due to Barcelona’s dire financial situation. The club’s current salary limit presents a significant obstacle, necessitating multiple player sales and cost-cutting measures to create the necessary financial space for any potential deal. Even in Laporta’s words, it appears more of a wish rather than a concrete objective.

The situation poses a substantial challenge for Barcelona, as they navigate their financial constraints while aiming to strengthen their squad. Silva’s arrival would undoubtedly bolster their midfield options, bringing his creative prowess and technical abilities to the team. Nevertheless, the practicalities of such a transfer remain mired in financial complexities.

As the transfer window unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Barcelona can overcome their financial obstacles and materialize their interest in Bernardo Silva. Fans will eagerly watch as the club navigates these challenges, hoping to witness significant reinforcements that can elevate Barcelona’s prospects for the upcoming season. Get the latest updates from the La Liga only on Nextbet Sports.