AS Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed that some of the ‘major clubs’ have inquired about the availability of their 22-year-old star Bernardo Silva.
The Portuguese playmaker is in hot form this season as he has scored six goals and further has five assists to his name. He is one of the most-wanted players of recent time with Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea being the ones reported to have shown interest.
The Sun – a few weeks back – claimed that the Red Devils have agreed to pay Monaco’s asking price of £70 million for the player, but no move ever materialized. Furthermore, the same source also claimed that Chelsea wants the player as well and both the English clubs are expected to battle it out for the midfielder.
Considered as one of the most versatile players, Silva is capable of commanding his team’s attack from every attacking position, hence, he is a player to watch next season. With Chelsea being a sure starter in the Champions League next season, they are expected to have an upper hand in the negotiation, but United’s financial stronghold is one to beat.
Where the Portuguese will end up next season remains to the seen, and Monaco’s vice-president has told The Sunday Times there is a strong interest from some of the big clubs, but he also said that both – the players and the manager – are focused on the ongoing season.
“Yes, yes. I really don’t want to go into details, but for all our major players. we have interest from major European clubs.
“This is not the right time to talk about it.
“Let’s finish the season and then we look at the project for next season.
“Me, the coach and the players are focused on this season.”
Bernardo’s abilities will come in handy without a slightest of a doubt, but before deciding his future, the Portuguese will want to help his side in this season’s Champions League. Monaco travelled to Etihad back in February for the first leg of the round of 16 and came out as the second best – losing the game with a scoreline of 5-3.