Atletico Madrid makes Manchester City player a summer priority

Atletico Madrid makes Manchester City player a summer priority

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are ready to defend their Spanish title and by doing so they will start their recruitment with Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side are set for a lot of changes, coming in and going out of the club. Players on the fringe will be sold and used to fund incomings that Pep perceives fit to take this already star-studded City squad to the next level.

o make this vision a reality for the English champs, they are rumoured to be in for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Tottenham’s wantaway striker Harry Kane. Space has already been made for the latter following the departure of Kun Ageruo to Barcelona on a free transfer.

Bernardo Silva out and Jack Grealish in?

For the former to be added to the City roster a player must still leave – and that player could be Bernardo Silva who must make way for a Grealish transfer. Prior to this transfer story, it was widely reported that the Portuguese will be transfer listed by the club.

 

France Football report that Spanish side Atletico Madrid are actively targeting the signing of Portuguese international attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva.

Diego Simeone has decided that the 26-year-old is a serious target for him this summer, with Silva having struggled over the course of 2020/21 to earn an undisputed position in the starting XI.

The attacking midfielder has always been a steady figure in Pep’s starting XI, however, this season past he struggled to secure a regular starting birth.

In the 2019/2020 campaign he started 23 Premier League games but featured in almost all 38 of the games, missing out by four starts, he made 34 league appearances.

The 2020/21 winning run was an even lower count, making it seem as if he wasn’t even needed for their success. He started 24 out of 26 PL games for Guardiola.

That is quite a low number and an unusual showing for a player who is supposed to be an important figure to Manchester City. This could in return, single he has become surplus to requirements to the club and exit plans could be well in motion.


John Jay

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