Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona’s dream of landing Bernardo Silva took a dash on Wednesday when the 29-year-old agreed to a contract extension with Manchester City.
Silva is now under contract until 2026 with the Premier League club, but there might be room for an outing in the future should PSG revisit this file in the future.
Relevo’s Matteo Moretto reports that the Portugal international has a release clause of €58.5 million (£ 50 million) in his new contract. The information doesn’t reveal when this clause starts, but it’s likely next summer.
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If Kang-in Lee cannot be that creative midfielder, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see PSG sniff around and trigger the release clause. The capital club didn’t hesitate to activate the release clause for Ousmane Dembélé.
Nonetheless, why didn’t PSG land Silva this summer when it appeared that the 2023 UEFA Champions League winner eyed a new challenge? Well, it’s a simple answer.
Le Parisien reports that Silva was to join PSG this summer, and everything was ready, with all the parties having agreed to the contract terms. Regardless, Riyad Mahrez’s departure from Manchester City turned everything upside down.
Still, a future move could be possible.