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Barcelona signing Manchester City superstar in the summer ‘impossible’



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While Barcelona president Joan Laporta might have recently said that the club will not be looking to sign a new midfielder in the summer, manager Xavi Hernandez is insisting on a player strengthen his options in the centre of the park.

One player that the Blaugrana have constantly dreamt of is Manchester City superstar Bernardo Silva.

The Portuguese international has been on the club’s agenda since last summer and continues to be the ‘dream’ target for manager Xavi to reinforce the midfield department.

Given how the team has often lacked creativity from the middle in Pedri’s absence, Silva is seen as the ideal player to provide that quality to take the side to the next level.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, the signing of Silva from Manchester City this summer is practically impossible for Barcelona.

The 28-year-old has still some time left on his contract with the Premier League champions, who will likely demand somewhere around €70-80 million for his signing, if not more.

On top of that, Silva’s wages will also be an issue given that the Blaugrana have very less salary margin and the player is unlikely to accept a significant wage cut to join the club.

Hence, as things stand, a transfer move for Silva looks impossible for Barcelona. However, an operation to sign his Manchester City teammate Ilkay Gundogan could be much more feasible due to the fact that he will be a free agent in the summer.

In fact, the Catalans have already made their first move for the German interantional and the player too is open to joining the club come summer.

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