Following the latest Barcelona general member assembly, it seems like the club is set to be handed a major economic boost in a time of crisis after their economic levers were approved.
As a result, it looks like the Blaugrana are willing to take some money into the market to try and bolster the squad ahead of next season. A variety of names have been floating around, with Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde looking especially likely.
The latest player to catch Barcelona’s interest has been Manchester City’s explosive midfielder Bernardo Silva. According to reports from Partidazo COPE, the Catalans are now looking to bring him in this summer.
According to sources, he would be signed as a replacement for Frenkie de Jong, who seems to have a foot out the door as Barcelona are looking to gain a hefty sum from his potential transfer to Manchester United.
Xavi and his staff are reportedly very keen on signing the Portuguese midfielder, who has been a pivotal cog in Pep Guardiola’s Man City side which has seen unprecedented success over the past few seasons.
The Spanish outlet’s report even states that initial talks between Barcelona president Joan Laporta and Silva’s agent Jorge Mendes have already taken place.
Naturally, this particular acquisition is heavily dependent on whether or not Barcelona decide to keep Frenkie de Jong, as the economic boost may allow them to do so.
Xavi and de Jong have both previously stated that they would like for the midfielder to stay put considering his calibre, but if United do come in with an improved bid as they are reportedly planning to, the Bernardo Silva operation could be fast-tracked.