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PSG eyeing Manchester City star for summer signing

PSG have shortlisted Bernardo Silva to replace Kylian Mbappe

European football giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City's star player, Bernardo Silva, in the upcoming summer transfer window. This news comes from a French media outlet which has been closely following the developments.

Bernardo Silva, former Benfica midfielder, joined Manchester City in 2017 for €50 million after making a significant impact at Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. Since then, he has established himself as one of the world's top playmakers and played a crucial role in Manchester City's sustained success.

In his current season with the club, Silva has demonstrated excellent form by scoring eight goals and providing four assists across 30 appearances. His overall record is equally impressive; he has made 336 appearances for the club and contributed to its success with 63 goals and an equal number of assists.

Silva can cover many positions at Parc des Princes

Silva’s versatility on-field is one of his most attractive attributes that could be drawing PSG towards him. He has been deployed as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and even as a winger by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Regardless of his position on the field, Silva consistently showcases exceptional ball control skills.

Last summer saw PSG make their first attempt to sign this talented midfielder. The transfer fee was agreed upon between both parties along with personal terms. It seemed like everything was set for Silva’s move to Parc des Princes until Riyad Mahrez moved to Al-Ahli in Saudi Pro League.

Guardiola reportedly vetoed PSG’s move for Silva after Mahrez left because he did not want to lose another world-class playmaker who had already proven his worth at top-level football games.

Paris Saint-Germain have been a long-admirer of Silva

Despite last setback, it didn't deter Ligue 1 champions from maintaining their interest in acquiring him. Silva ended up signing a contract extension with Manchester City until 2025, but interestingly, the new contract included a low release clause of just €60 million.

As we approach the summer transfer window, PSG is expected to make another move for Silva. Given that the transfer fee is well within their budget, it's highly likely that we might see this star midfielder making his switch to French football soon.

Bernardo Silva's potential move to PSG could be one of the most significant transfers in European football this summer. His versatility and proven track record make him an attractive prospect for any team. For sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike, this development will certainly be one to watch closely.

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