With Pep Guardiola open to leaving, Arsenal has two advantages in the Bernardo Silva transfer.
Following Pep Guardiola’s announcement that he wants to leave Manchester City, Arsenal might be a tempting option for Bernardo Silva.
Arsenal are apparently interested in acquiring Bernardo Silva, and the Gunners may believe they have a few of advantages over the competition. Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, indicated on Friday that Silva would be allowed to leave the club if a suitable offer was made.
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Silva only made 24 Premier League appearances last season and is looking for a new challenge outside of the Etihad.
Earlier in the transfer window, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were connected with a bid for the 26-year-old.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in him as a possible replacement for James Maddison, according to the Mirror.
The Gunners have set their sights on Maddison and Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard as they want to bolster their offensive midfield options.
However, City’s willingness to let Silva go could lead Arsenal to chase him instead.
And Mikel Arteta’s team has several reasons to be confident about a deal.
To begin with, as the Mirror points out, La Liga clubs are in financial difficulty and may not be able to afford City’s asking price for Silva.
Arsenal’s interest in Maddison, who is valued at at least £60 million by Leicester, indicates that they have money set aside for a big-money transfer.
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Silva had his greatest season at City while Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant at the Etihad.
Arteta was named the club’s Player of the Season for the 2018-19 season, and Guardiola praised him for his influence on the attacking players on the training field.
Silva could be enticed by the prospect of working with Arteta once more, this time as a manager.
The lack of European football at Arsenal might be a stumbling block.
Last season, the Gunners failed to qualify for the newly established Europa Conference League, and Silva may want to wait for a Champions League club to approach him.
Guardiola, on the other hand, made some remarks. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”