Manchester City players are willing to leave the club during the summer transfer window. Manager Pep Guardiola has mentioned that Bernardo Silva is one of “two or three players” looking to leave the Etihad Stadium.
On Thursday night the Citizens completed the signing of Aston Villa’s captain Jack Grealish on a £100 million contract. The new Premier League record deal is expected to see some first-team players leave before the deadline.
Bernardo has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, and Guardiola has now confirmed that Portugal international wants to move on in the current market. In recent seasons, the Portuguese has been one of City’s standout performers although he was not as influential in their Premier League-winning 2020/21 campaign.
“Bernardo Silva wants to leave. There are two or three players who want to go. When they bring some offer and they want to leave, we are open to discuss… but it depends on them,” Guardiola told reporters, claim The Sun.
“He’s our player,” Guardiola said of Bernardo. “Not just Bernardo, there are two, three or four players that want to leave. But they are our players under contract and when they bring some offer and their agents come here and they want to leave, we are open to discuss absolutely everything. But it depends on them.”
“Otherwise, they will continue training really well, they will stay here and I will decide if they stay or don’t stay. The Players who want to leave know the door is open because we don’t want anyone here unsatisfied but they have to bring someone. Otherwise, they will stay here,” added City head coach Pep
Bernardo has taken his game to new levels since joining City from Monaco in 2017, but it appears the 26-year-old is ready for a fresh challenge.