He FC Barcelona is willing to put all the meat on the grill for Bernardo Silva, to be the icing on the cake of the culé project for the 2023/24 season. The club chaired by Joan Laporta has informed LaLiga that, despite all the difficulties he is going through with financial fair play, he wants to carry out the Bernardo Silva operation.
Thus, Barça is willing to pay a fixed 65 million euros plus 10 million in variables that would be almost mandatory. An amount that the Barcelona entity would pay in various installments. In this sense, it should be noted thate Manchester City have just rejected an offer of 80 million from Paris Saint-Germain by the 29-year-old Portuguese winger, although it is true that relations between PSG —owned by Qatar— and the club citizen —owned by Abu Dhabi— are not good at all and it was highly unlikely that the transfer could take place.
Barça’s offer to the player is one token of between 10 and 11 million euros net, with a fixed three-year contract (until June 2026) plus an optional fourth season. In that contract, Silva would have a rising salary with a low first year in order to meet salary standards.
Barcelona is going to try to sign Silva, although at the moment they see that the operation is practically impossible. For it to end up coming to fruition, many conditions would have to be given (that the player asks to be transferred and the City agrees), in addition to being able to activate the lever of Barca Studios.
In this sense, digital freedom already reported this week that Joan Laporta would have dropped this last lever: that of the German investment fund that had to inject 65 million euros —a money that should be used to register the renewed players.
According to TV3, Barcelona planned to resell 16% of Barça Studios to this German capital fund, which he had to provide a check for the amount of 65 million euros and now seems to have retired.
This lever is the one that should allow the Barça club sign up all renewing players as well as new signings. This is the case, for example, of footballers like Ronald Araujo, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Roberto, Iñaki Peña and the three signings made by the club so far this summer: Íñigo Martínez, Ilkay Gündogan and Oriol Romeu. It should also serve to finish off the renovations of Alejandro Balde and Lamine Yamal.