Man City star Bernardo Silva 'rejects Arsenal' – still desperate for transfer

Man City star Bernardo Silva 'rejects Arsenal' – still desperate for transfer

Football365·2021-08-14 14:00

Bernardo Silva has rejected a move to Arsenal despite looking for the Manchester City exit this summer, according to reports.The Portugal international has been angling for a move for some time and was thought to be keen on leaving the club last summer, but remained with the pandemic limiting his options.And the financial difficulties being felt by a number of clubs continues to hamper a transfer to his preferred destination Barcelona.MAILBOX: Will Grealish d***ing around see Man City fourth?But despite his desperation to seek pastures new, Portuguese journalist Felipe Dias claims Silva has rejected a move to Arsenal.Arteta is keen on reuniting with Silva, who he worked with in his time as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad.Dias told Transfer Talk: The information we have is that Bernardo has made it pretty clear that this is the right time for him to leave.He did want to go to Barcelona. He wanted to live in Barcelona and play for Barcelona but Barcelona is going through such a big crisis that I dont think they can afford a player like him at the moment.The latest we heard is that Bernardo has rejected a move to Arsenal and if that is the case I think rightly so because I dont think that would be a step forward in his career.So, as it stands, Bernardo does want to leave City, but theres a big question mark as far as where he will go.”Silva has been a key player for Guardiola since moving to City in 2017, but was used more sparingly last season,He featured in just 26 Premier League games compared to 34 the season before, registering just two league goals.And the arrival of Jack Grealish in a £100million move from Aston Villa looks set to move him further down the pecking order.Meanwhile, Arsenal will have to continue their search elsewhere for a creative midfielder, having also failed to land Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid and James Maddison from Leicester.


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