Bernardo Silva admits that he would like to see his compatriot Joao Felix land up at Manchester City next season.
The Portuguese wonderkid is being heavily pursued by rival outfit, Manchester United after his breakout season in the Primera Liga, racking up 18 goals and 11 assists in 40 appearances for Benfica.
The 19-year-old came out of the Eagles youth academy and just like the City midfielder, Bernardo Silva. Now, the latter is a consistent starter in Pep Guardiola’s highly competitive midfield setup at the Etihad.
Silva has managed to rise up in the pecking order through sheer hard work and determination and has managed to get his name placed in the PFA Team Of The Season.
He told Sol (via Metro), “I really enjoyed playing against Benfica in the Champions League ‘It is very good the bet that Benfica has made on youngsters, from Ferro, Joao Felix, Florentino, to Jota, who has played less. “I wish I could take the youngsters from Benfica to Manchester. They are all very good.”
“Bruno [Fernandes] is a great player,” the midfielder added. “He has made a fantastic season with many goals, many assists that are not normal for a player of his position.
“He has very good numbers and we will see what happens at the end of the season. He is a player who can play in other leagues.”
Now, reports have been raised that United are lining up a £150m fee for both Fernandes and Felix.
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