Arsenal may be interested in signing Bernardo Silva as a replacement for James Maddison, but there is a hitch.
Arsenal have been linked with a deal for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, despite Leicester’s desire to keep James Maddison until the end of the season.
Arsenal could look to replace James Maddison with Bernardo Silva, who has expressed his desire to leave Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola. Mikel Arteta knows Bernardo well from his time at Manchester City, but pulling the 26-year-old away from the Premier League champions would be difficult.
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As Arteta attempts to replace the midfield creativity vacuum left by Martin Odegaard’s return to Real Madrid, Maddison is thought to be the Gunners’ primary target.
However, he is expected to cost a fee of approximately £60 million, with Brendan Rodgers stating his determination to keep his top player in a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield match versus City.
Arsenal will continue to hope that Odegaard will return to the Emirates after impressing on loan last season.
If neither Maddison nor Odegaard can be convinced to leave, Football London suggests Bernardo as a viable alternative.
After weeks of rumors tying Bernardo to a move away from the Emirates, Guardiola stated that he was one of “two, three, or four players who want to leave” City ahead of Saturday’s Wembley match.
The City Manager stated, “He’s our player.” “It’s not only Bernardo; there are two, three, or four more players that want to leave, but they’re our players under contract, and if they bring an offer and their agents come here and say they want to leave, we’re open to talking about anything, but it’s up to them.”
When Arteta was Guardiola’s No. 2 at City, he trained Bernardo, and he may use that connection to attempt to persuade him to move to North London.
The midfielder’s playing time may suffer as a result of the signing of Jack Grealish, but he may use his versatility to his advantage, since he can play in a variety of positions.
When Bernardo originally arrived to City from Monaco, he played on the right wing.
He cemented a spot as a vital figure in City’s midfield last season, despite competition from Riyad Mahrez for a wide role, and has since.