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PSG ‘plot swoop for Man City star Bernardo Silva’ with the Portugal international – under contract until 2025 – viewed as ‘replacement for Lionel Messi’
Paris Saint-Germain are planning a move for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva this summer, according to reports.
The Portuguese forward still has two years left on his deal at the Etihad, but could bring an end to his six-year stay at the club this summer, should PSG’s reported interest see a bid materialise.
The versatile Silva – capable of playing in a number of roles across the midfield and the forward line – is thought to be considered the ideal replacement for Lionel Messi.
The Argentine legend confirmed that he will be leaving the Parc des Princes after just two seasons, and will join David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the MLS.
French outlet Le Parisien report that the 28-year-old could arrive in the summer transfer window to bolster the Ligue 1 champions ranks in the absence of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Bernardo Silva is reportedly being targeted by Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a summer transfer
The forward will take on Inter Milan on Saturday as part of Pep Guardiola’s Treble-chasing City
With Lionel Messi on his way to Inter Miami PSG are keen to bring in replacements in attack
The report from Le Parisien claims that PSG chief Luis Campos has outlined Silva as the club’s key target in the off-season.
The French titans are planning to play Silva in a devastating front three including their talisman Kylian Mbappe and another priority summer signing, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
PSG have been quick to conclude business already this season, and have added to their attacking midfield ranks by bringing former Real Madrid star Marco Asensio in on a free deal.
However, City are unlikely to be willing to part with their star readily, given his outstanding performances across his spell at the club.
Under Pep Guardiola Silva has flourished, becoming one of the world’s leading attacking midfield talents, providing 55 goals and 59 assists in 305.
And with two years still left on his contract, it could take a sizeable fee to persuade the club to let him go to a club that they will likely see as a rival in next season’s Champions League.
The 28-year-old will be preparing to win this season’s prize against Inter Milan on Saturday afternoon in Istanbul, for a chance to complete a historic Treble.
PSG chief Luis Campos views the 28-year-old as a replacement for the outward Argentina legend
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is another player being targeted this summer and could line up alongside Silva next term