Manchester City is rewarding its midfielder Bernardo Silva with a six-year contract. Silva had a good showing this season with five goals and seven assists in 28 Premier League matches. As a result, he secured a spot in the starting 11 of the squad.
Silva joined the team in 2017 for £43 million and became a starter in December of the same year. Also, he helped the team win the Premier League title that year. According to sources, his new contract will be worth £200,000 per week. He will be part of the squad until the end of the 2024-25 season.
The new contract will almost be twice the current wages of the Manchester City midfielder. Before joining Manchester City, he won league titles for Benfica in Portugal and Monaco in France.
Bernardo Silva in Manchester City
Since 2017, Bernardo Silva made 91 appearances for Manchester City. He has a total of 17 goals for the squad. In addition, he won 33 caps for the Portugal national team. However, he missed the Euro 2016 campaign due to an injury.
When interviewed by sports news reporters, he said that Manchester City should focus on retaining its Premier League title this season. Also, it will be a bonus for their fans to win the team’s first Champions League title.
The Blues won nine of their last ten Premier League matches. Although the City dominated the league last season, they crashed out of the Champions League after losing to Liverpool at the quarterfinals. The best pay per head bookie had them as the underdogs during that match.
Silva told PPH bookie experts that the team faces a lot of challenges to winning its first Champions League title. It is not easy because they are against the best English and European teams. In addition, he said that the team will try to go as far as they can possibly go.