With a 2-0 win over St Etienne on Wednesday night, Monaco have confirmed themselves to be the Ligue 1 Champions. The league glory has returned at Stade Louis II after quite some time, and with an amazing season under their belt, Monaco are now ready to take the centre stage for the transfer window. But it won’t be in a positive way.
According to various reports Monaco’s star players will be leaving the club this summer, and as per the sources, Bernardo Silva has already hinted to join Manchester United in the coming transfer window.
Along with Silva, former United central defender Michael Keane is also set to return to Old Trafford.
As per the Canal+ report (via 101gg) that was given hours after Monaco’s Ligue 1 title triumph, Bernardo Silva is said to be very close to a move to United. The Portuguese international is tipped to improve the Red Devils’ playing style under Jose Mourinho next season.
Silva hinted that his future with Monaco is not decided yet, and “everything is possible,” as he told the French press: “I read the papers, but for now there is nothing concrete. I already said that I felt good in Monaco, but everything is possible.”
Another major factor that has boosted Silva’s move to Manchester United appears to be Jorge Mendes. Agent to both Silva and Mourinho, Mendes seems to be the driving force in the playmaker’s transfer to the Premier League giants.
However, Monaco would only agree to let Silva go for 70-80 million euros.
Written by Sidharth Jindal