Bernardo Silva has signed a new three-year contract with Manchester City, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2026.
The 29-year-old was the subject of much speculation throughout the summer transfer window, with the playmaker rumored to be looking for greener pastures.
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Al-Hilal have all been linked with Bernardo Silva. However, the Citizens were unwilling to trade the Portuguese star for less than £75 million.
Bernardo’s contract at the Etihad Stadium was set to expire in June 2025, but when a summer transfer fell through, the playmaker has decided to commit his future to the treble winners by signing a contract extension until the summer of 2026.
“I’ve had six incredible years at Manchester City and I’m delighted to extend my time here,” Bernardo said, according to mancity.com. “Winning the treble last season was extremely special, and it’s exciting to be part of a squad that is so hungry and passionate.”
“Success makes you want more, and this club gives me the chance to keep winning.” I adore my manager (Pep Guardiola), my teammates, and the fans, and I hope we will make even more wonderful experiences together in the coming years.”
Txiki Begiristain, director of football, adding, “Bernardo has been exceptional during his time at the Etihad, so we’re delighted that he has signed a contract extension with the club.”
“His quality and technical ability are fantastic, and he has become one of the best players in the world as a result of his hard work and professionalism.”
“Silva was crucial to our treble-winning season, and we are confident he can help us win even more trophies in the coming years.”
Bernardo Silva with staying at Etihad with the Treble Winners
With the Citizens, he has won 14 titles. Additionally, he got the selection for the 2018–19 PFA Team of the Year. At the 2022-23 season, he won Champions League Trophy with the Blues Team.
After winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League last season, as well as the UEFA Super Cup this season, Bernardo is eager to make more history on the blue side of Manchester, adding: “When you think that no-one ever did it before, if you do it, it always makes you feel a bit more special in terms of we created something in history.”
“And if we do it, it won’t be easy for anyone else to do it again.”
“It is because the number of teams fighting for this title every year in this country is ridiculous.”
It does not occur anywhere else. And we have a strong incentive to do it.
We want to try to get four straight Premier League victories since it’s so challenging. We understand that it remains incomplete despite this.
People now take it for granted because we won five out of six games. But every year is so difficult.
“And if you remember, two of those titles were decided by one point, and then the last game scoring [later on].”
In the 65th or 70th minute of the Aston Villa game (the final game of 2022-23), I was 2-0 down.
I can’t recall anything.
“So, it’s not going to be easy to win.”
And, of course, we’ll try to continue making history and establishing this team as one of the best ever.” “That means a lot to us.”
Bernado Silva: Career Stats with Manchester City
Bernardo Silva has established himself as a key part in Guardiola’s side since signing from Monaco in 2017.
Silva has 55 goals and registering 59 assists in 308 appearances across all competitions. Also, he has the record of seven goals and eight assists in 55 games last season.