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Manchester City: Bernardo Silva linked with AC Milan

Bernardo Silva looks like one of the players most likely to leave Manchester City this summer, with recent reports suggesting that he has agreed terms with AC Milan.

What’s the word?

After two fairly disappointing seasons for the Citizens, the Portugal international looks to be a prime candidate to leave the club this summer, especially after the £100m arrival of Jack Grealish.

City were trying to sell first-team players in order to afford a move for Harry Kane and whilst that transfer now looks to be off the table, it seems as if Silva could still leave, as journalist Ekrem Konur suggested that he has agreed terms with AC Milan, with conversations between the two sides ongoing.

Should Man City sell Silva?

During the 2018/19 season, Silva was a driving force behind City’s title win, contributing seven goals and seven assists in 36 Premier League appearances, averaging a superb 7.26 rating from WhoScored for his performances, whilst he was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.

Pep Guardiola praised his performances from that season earlier this year when he enjoyed a strong run of form, saying:

“Everything he does, he does incredibly well. The year we won a second Premier League title in a row, he was unstoppable and now he is back.”

However, his performances have unfortunately declined since then and he managed just two goals in the top-flight last season, with his influence from midfield clearly waning, so it is perhaps no surprise that he is keen on a move away this summer.

Considering the 27-year-old is currently valued at £63m by Transfermarkt, this summer could be the ideal time to sell him from Manchester City’s perspective, as they can receive a hefty fee for a player who is arguably well down the pecking order when it comes to the wing options in Guardiola’s side.

Therefore, after it was reported that he has agreed terms with the Serie A giants, sporting director Txiki Begiristain must ensure that City receive a suitable fee for Silva, before sending him on his way.

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Article title: Manchester City: Bernardo Silva linked with AC Milan

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