Manchester City are reportedly planning to offer Bernardo Silva a new contract to remain at the Etihad Stadium.
The Lowdown: Previous interest in Bernardo
This could be why the Citizens are keen to offer Silva a new deal and put to bed any other concerns which may pop up about his future.
The Latest: A new deal on the horizon?
The Verdict: No-brainer for City
This season has seen Silva feature in all 12 of City’s Premier League games, making him one of just four outfield players to do so. In that time, the Portuguese maestro has scored, two goals, delivered five assists and posted the second-highest rate of goal-creating actions per 90 minutes at the Etihad (0.91).
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Having been praised in the past by journalist Henry Winter for his “phenomenal” performances, Silva has also been on the end of much acclaim from his manager, who said about him last October: “He is in incredibly good form alongside Rodri and both played so well the last four or five games. He is at the level of the second season when we won with 98 points and he was out of this world.
“He is at the same level now. He is so intuitive; he always gives us the extra ball that we need. Today he scored a goal, that’s important for him. The performance of Bernardo has been extraordinary again.”
Taking all that into account, it would appear a no-brainer for City to secure a new long-term deal for Silva, given how important he is for Guardiola’s side.