Bernardo to land new deal

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Bernardo Silva's bosses at the Etihad will soon open talks with the midfielder over a new six year-deal, according to sources

Bernardo Silva’s bosses at the Etihad will soon open talks with the midfielder over a new six year-deal, according to sources

The Manchester City playmaker has been the stand-out figure for Pep Guardiola’s team as they continue to chase an unprecedented quadruple of trophies this season.

It’s understood Bernardo, who still has three years left on his existing City contract, is open to staying for longer and has recently indicated that to the club’s paymasters.

The Citizens are believed to be putting a package together which would see a significant rise on his present £120,000-per-week salary, along with tying him to the club until at least 2025.

The Portugal international is seen as the long-term creative successor to veteran City midfielder David Silva, with the Spaniard now approaching the twilight of his glittering career.

The 24-year-old Bernardo arrived from Monaco in 2017 for £42m and has taken his game to the next level during this term, scoring eight goals and providing a further 10 assists.

City are aware Real Madrid are said to be making eyes in his direction, another reason why director of football Txiki Begiristain wants to tie down Silva for the long-term.

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