Pep Guardiola admits Bernardo Silva could leave Manchester City | Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has admitted Bernardo Silva could leave Manchester City, which would be a blow to the champions.

Guardiola is not keen on keeping players looking to leave, but given the pivotal role Silva has played in City’s recent success, the manager admitted his preference was for the Portuguese, who favor a move to Barcelona.

Guardiola said: “What happens, will happen, and if he stays it’s perfect and if he eventually has to leave it’s because football is like that; the player has a desire. I will not be someone who has a desire for the people When you’re a footballer it’s so short you don’t realize it and it’s almost over, the player will have to talk to the club and I’ve never been involved in that.

“Sometimes for the club, sometimes for the players, sometimes for the agent, sometimes you have to divide our path. Especially the desire of the player is the most important. Of course I would like to see Bernardo continue here, he is a special player for us . But I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Guardiola also said City may need the remainder of the transfer window to sign a left-back after refusing to pay Brighton’s asking price for Marc Cucurella, who is poised to join Chelsea for £55 million plus up to £ 7 million in extras.

“We still have many days until the end of the month,” Guardiola said. “We’ll see. There are a lot of players around the world and a lot of them can fit perfectly with the way we are as a team, but at the same time transfers are always difficult.”

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