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Barça resigns for Bernardo Silva and manages an alternative

Bernardo Silva is the impossible dream of FC Barcelona. Both the president Joan Laporta like the technician Xavi Hernandez They yearn to take over the services of the Portuguese winger, who will turn 29 next August, but they know that Manchester City is not going to make things easy for them, and even less after seeing how Ilkay Gundogan He has gone to the Barça club for free after finishing his contract with the citizens.

The certain thing is that the Barça finds in a very delicate economic situation and has just been fined 500,000 euros by UEFA for irregularities in financial fair play. Despite everything, Xavi has asked Laporta to make an effort to sign Silva, who has a contract with City until June 30, 2025.

Aware of the difficulty of signing a world-class player like the Portuguese, in Can Barça they begin to manage alternatives in case Bernardo Silva does not finally arrive —as it seems— and another Portuguese player appears on the Barça agenda. Is about joao felixa footballer who does not enter into Diego Pablo Simeone’s plans at Atlético de Madrid.

In fact, the 23-year-old player from Viseo has been training in recent days, in the return of the rojiblanco team to pre-season work, with the players from the subsidiary together with Renan Lodiwho has just parted ways with Atlético to sign for Olympique de Marseille.

Barça is the great dream of Joao Félix and the agent of the Portuguese, jorge mendes, has met in recent days with Laporta to try to place his client at the Camp Nou. However, at Barça they are no longer so sure that Joao is a priority. The situation has changed radically in recent months, coinciding with the downturn that the footballer has had for some time now.

If in the first part of the 2021/22 season he was the best player in Atlético de Madrid, and even in LaLiga, Joao Félix took a tremendous slump in the second half of that campaign to go completely unnoticed in 2022/23: the Portuguese was loaned to Chelsea last January, but he has not lived up to expectations after a winter market in which the blues They spent a real mortar load with the addition of players like Mikhailo Mudryk, Enzo Fernández, Benoit Badiashile and Noni Manueke, as well as Joao himself.

In fact, Graham Potter did not count on him, relegating him to the bench of substitutes, and the new coach of the blues, Mauricio Pochettino, and quickly told him to look for a team. Joao Félix has returned to Atlético de Madrid, but Cholo Simeone doesn’t have him either, and the player wants a change of scenery as soon as possible. In recent weeks he had been associated with the Paris Saint-Germainalthough the French entity, which has already made seven signings in this summer market —Marco Asensio, Skriniar, Lucas Hernández and Kang In-Lee, among others, plus the coach Luis Enrique Martínez—, now has the Serbian forward as its number one objective dusan vlahovicfrom Juventus in Turin, so Joao’s arrival at the Parque de los Príncipes would seem impossible if they finally end up hiring the Balkan.

In any case, the man from Viseo is still crazy about music and his desire is to wear the Barça shirt, although it doesn’t seem that the club has the striker as its number one priority right now. In this sense, the role that he will end up playing seems key. jorge mendes when it comes to convincing Laporta and Xavi about the performance of a Joao Félix who right now is very much in the doldrums and cannot find a place anywhere.

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