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Manchester City demand monster fee for Silva

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According to reports, Barcelona would have to submit a bid of over £70 million to sign Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.

Barca’s priority is Bernardo Silva. That is the last big signing they are trying to pull off.

There is a desire to go from Silva, and Pep Guardiola has said they will not stand in the player’s way.

But, from a negotiation standpoint, Manchester City will stand in his way.

They won’t sell out of sentimental or player desire.

They will let Silva go for the right price, and that price will be more than £70m.

It could be that City even hold out for somewhere closer to £80m.

And then you hear Barcelona talking about €50-60m, which would be impossible.

So there is always dispute over fees typically.

Naturally, given Barcelona’s financial situation, they want to show that they are getting bargains.

And a selling club will always tell you it is a higher fee simply because they need to put that out in the market.

Otherwise, if it’s revealed you sold a player on the cheap.

And it doesn’t put you in a strong position from a negotiating standpoint.

I understand that Manchester City will not sell Silva unless a very competitive and high offer is made.

And the figures that Barcelona are currently talking about would make a deal impossible.

City’s potential Silva replacements

Manchester City wants to keep Bernardo Silva. It’s as simple as that.

I don’t think they desperately feel that they need a replacement.

At the moment, they have all the control.

They have a player that will be entirely respectful of the club, is not going to force his way out and loves playing under Guardiola.

Even though it is true that Silva would relish a move to Barcelona, if it doesn’t happen, he’s not that fussed because he believes he’s at a great club.

I don’t think that they’ve City has a replacement lined up, but I do believe it is accurate to say that if Silva goes, they would want a reserve, which means that they may drag any Silva move, even if it did become agreed, right up until they close the window.

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