Xavi Hernandez turns out to be an admirer of Bernardo Silva

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Barcelona coach , Xavi Hernandez, apparently admires the figure of Bernardo Silva . According to Xavi, Silva is an extraordinary player who has had a huge influence on Manchester City’s game.

Bernardo Silva appeared as a starter when Man City met Barcelona at Camp Nou, Thursday (25/6/2022) early morning WIB. The duel between the two teams was a charity match aimed at raising funds to treat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

In that match, the two teams played equally strong 3-3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s three goals were netted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 29th minute, Frenkie de Jong in the 66th minute and Memphis Depay in the 79th minute.

The three goals of Manchester City against Barcelona were scored by Julian Alvarez in the 21st minute, Cole Palmer in the 70th minute, and Riyad Mahrez’s penalty in the 90th+9th minute.

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez hugs Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during a charity match at the Camp Nou Stadium, Thursday (25/8/2022) WIB. This match was the first meeting between Pep Guardiola and Xavi Hernandez who had worked together at Barcelona as coach and player during the 2008–2012 period. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Xavi Hernandez admires Bernardo Silva ‘s style of play . According to the Spanish coach, Silva is a player who can make a difference on the pitch.

“Who doesn’t like Bernardo Silva? Likewise De Bruyne, Erling Haaland. They have a great team. There is no news about Silva. He is an important player for Pep Guardiola and City. But yes, I like him as a player,” said Xavi.

He is a very important player for Pep and he makes the difference on the pitch,” added the Barcelona legend .

Bernardo Silva. The 26-year-old Manchester City midfielder was brought in from Monaco in 2017/2018. He now has a market value of 70 million euros. A total of 4 seasons, he has appeared in 202 games scoring 35 goals and 44 assists in all competitions. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Peter Powell)

It’s no secret that Barcelona want the signature of Bernardo Silva this summer. Los Cules need players like Silva to be the creators of attacks in midfield.

However, Barca will think again about getting the services of the Portugal national team midfielder. The reason is, he is still under contract with Manchester City until June 30, 2025.

In addition, Man City will not sell the player at a cheap price. It is believed that the Citizens will only accept the departure of Bernardo Silva if a club dares to spend 70 to 80 million euros.

In addition, the player is also reluctant to leave Manchester City and join Barcelona. Bernardo Silva insists he still feels at home in his career with The Citizens.

“I’m happy I’m very focused on Man City,” Bernardo Silva told BBC Sport.