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From Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City star verbally agrees new contract in surprise u-turn



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Bernardo Silva has verbally agreed a new Manchester City contract, ending months of speculation surrounding the future of the 29-year-old.

The Manchester City midfielder, who joined the club from AS Monaco in 2017, has won 14 trophies at the Etihad Stadium, including five Premier League titles.

Silva helped Pep Guardiola’s side to a maiden Champions League title last season; scoring twice against Real Madrid in the semi-final second-leg, and providing the assist for Rodri’s winning goal in the final.

The Portugal international has made over 300 appearances for Manchester City, and featured in 55 matches for the Sky Blues during last season’s treble-winning triumph.

The 29-year-old has been continually linked with a potential departure from the Etihad Stadium, with fears that the midfielder could become the latest senior exit from Manchester City; following Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez.

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain heavily targeted the midfielder last summer, meanwhile PSG reignited their interest in the Portuguese international this year, but a deal once again failed to materialise.

Pep Guardiola and Jack Grealish have both publicly spoken of their desire for Silva to remain at the Etihad Stadium, and the Manchester City manager and winger look to have got their wish.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Silva has verbally agreed to sign a new Manchester City contract, with the fresh deal due to be signed later this week.

The 29-year-olds new contract will be valid until 2026 and ends months of speculation surrounding the Manchester City star.

Manchester City are bidding to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night, when the Blues face Sevilla in Athens.

Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Ruben Dias are all unavailable for the clash, with the 29-year-old ‘unwell’, according to journalist Jack Gaughan.

The midfielder will become the third player to sign a new contract this summer, following Rico Lewis and Nathan Ake.

Lewis penned a new deal until 2028 earlier this week, meanwhile Ake agreed a fresh four-year deal prior to the start of the new campaign.

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