Bernardo Silva is inching closer towards a move to AC Milan, with the Manchester City playmaker already agreeing personal terms with the Rossoneri.
According to football journalist Ekrem Konur, AC Milan have moved a step closer towards the capture of Bernardo Silva. The Manchester City playmaker has agreed personal terms with the Italian giants ahead of a potential move to San Siro this summer.
AC Milan are in talks with Manchester City over financial terms, with both parties confident of reaching an agreement soon. Bernardo Silva’s impending departure comes in the aftermath of Jack Grealish’s record-breaking transfer to Etihad earlier this month.
The Portuguese international had already fallen behind the likes of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden in the pecking order. The further addition of Grealish of lays even more doubt over his future at the Etihad. A switch to San Siro, thus, makes a world of sense.
Silva was linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer. But the Gunners ultimately had to opt for Martin Odegaard, as their lack of participation in European football making them an unappealing destination for a host of quality players across Europe.
On the other hand, Milan are coming on the back of a successful campaign that saw them finish second in Serie A last season. But after surprisingly losing Hakan Calhanoglu to direct rivals Inter, they are looking for a new playmaker, despite the permanent arrival of Brahim Diaz from Real Madrid.
The addition of Bernardo Silva could prove to be a smart move. The former AS Monaco star has a wealth of experience at the highest level of football and can offer an ideal combination of quality and technique that could add more quality to Milan’s attacking setup.
For Manchester City, the departure of the 27-year-old playmaker could turn out to be vital as they look to make a final attempt to sign top target Harry Kane. Tottenham Hotspur have so far remained adamant in keeping hold of the Englishman but could be swayed if the English giants table a suitable offer.
In a bizarre development, though, Manchester City have emerged as the desired destination for Juventus’ wantaway superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The club matches his footballing ambition and after missing out on Lionel Messi earlier this month, the potential acquisition of the Portuguese footballing icon is sure to create a lot of headlines.