Manchester City star Bernardo Silva can leave for just £50m thanks to release clause

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva celebrates after scoring their sides second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at London Stadium on September 16, 2023 in London, England.
(Image credit: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Manchester City superstar Bernardo Silva will cost his next club just £50 million.

The Portuguese recently signed a new deal at the Etihad Stadium to keep him in Manchester until 2026 – and capped the celebrations with a goal against West Ham United at the weekend. Bernardo joined Manchester City in 2017 from Monaco and has won all three domestic trophies, including five Premier League titles, before adding the Champions League last season. 

But with the midfielder a big target of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, it'll be a lot easier to sign him come 2024. 

Barcelona manager Xavi speaks to the media during a press conference on 15 February, 2023 ahead of the Europa League knockout round play-off match between Barcelona and Manchester United in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Barcelona are believed to want Bernardo Silva (Image credit: Joan Valis/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

According to Italian transfer oracle, Fabrizio Romano, City have inserted a release clause into Bernardo's new deal.

From next summer, the 29-year-old will be available for just £50m, alerting the likes of Barça – who have several former City stars in their ranks now. Joao Cancelo is on loan in Catalonia, Ferran Torres and Ilkay Gundogan both play for the club and Eric Garcia is on loan at Girona from Barcelona.

This is the second such story in recent weeks linking the La Liga champions with a Manchester City player. According to 90min, Erling Haaland also has a release clause kicking into his contract later on – and Barcelona are said to be monitoring his situation. 

Erling Haaland of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham FC at Etihad Stadium on September 02, 2023 in Manchester, England.

Erling Haaland of Manchester City is also a target for Barça (Image credit: Getty Images)

England full-back Kyle Walker also recently signed a new deal at Manchester City to keep him put until 2026, too. 

Bernardo is valued by Transfermarkt to be worth €80m.

More Manchester City stories

Erling Haaland's agent has addressed 'strange' speculation linking the Norwegian with a move to Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the striker has a release clause, which could see him leave City next summer.

Manchester City have learned their Champions League group stage opponents for the 2023/24 season, as they look to retain their European crown. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.