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Monday, August 21, 2017

Central Midfield, Bernardo Silva (22)

Not the magician of Manchester, but Monaco. Bernardo Silva has been outstanding for the Monegasques not only this season but last. Playing with confidence and creativity that echoes throughout this season’s squad, which has been a major factor to their success. You must be wondering why the Spanish Silva didn’t make this starting eleven but there is a reason for this.

Evidently, Manchester City was so dependent on David Silva this season that, at the age of 31, you really need to use him wisely if you want to get the absolute maximum out of a brilliant yet ageing Silva. This is where Bernardo comes in. A bit like David but with age on his side.

Bernardo sports a fusion between David Silva’ abnormal ball control and Kevin De Bruynes directness and killer instinct which would be more than welcome by  Pep Guardiola as the Sky Blues seem to lack the clinical finishing in the final third all season long. City has also had issues getting the job done when David has been out this season which is why it’s so vital for Guardiola to sign Bernardo.

Since writing this article, Bernardo Silva has since signed for City in a transfer of around the £43m mark. He is a fantastic coup who can now surely be a part of the upcoming season’s team.

The alternative to Bernardo Silva is Isco (25, Real Madrid).