Antonio Conte definitely won’t be sitting on his hands in the summer transfer, despite Chelsea’s fantastic season so far, with The Times stating the Blues are prepared to spend a remarkable £70m to bring Bernardo Silva to West London this summer.
French principality side Monaco have impressed this season, currently standing ahead of Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the Ligue 1 table, with Bernardo Silva being a huge reason behind their success.
However, for a fee of £70m, you’d expect Bernardo Silva to have stand-out statistics and it’s fair to say he doesn’t boast them currently.
From 25 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, Bernardo Silva boasts five goals and six assists from his position in attacking midfielder and, whilst those numbers are relatively impressing, they’re not quite enough to warrant such an audacious price-tag.
Silva’s passing accuracy is also average, standing at 80%, whilst he averages just 0.4 aerial duels won a match and 1.7 shots per game. At just 22, he is a fantastic talent but Chelsea’s may be getting ahead of themselves if they part with a club-record fee for his signature.