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Contract terms, interested parties, first reactions: Bernardo Silva signs bumper new Manchester City contract



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Manchester City have announced that Bernardo Silva has penned a new contract until 2026 at the Etihad Stadium.

The 29-year-old, who first joined Manchester City from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco in the summer of 2017, has signed his second contract extension with the club, extending his previous deal by one year until 2026.

The Portugal international helped Manchester City to a historic treble last season, scoring twice against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-final second-leg, and assisting Rodri’s winning goal against Inter Milan in Istanbul.

Bernardo Silva has won a total of 14 trophies so far and made over 300 appearances for Manchester City, with the club’s retention of the midfielder seen as crucial, following Ilkay Gundogan’s departure for FC Barcelona earlier in the summer.

Silva’s new deal also ends months of speculation surrounding the future of the midfielder, as the 29-year-old commits to remaining at the Etihad Stadium, where the Portuguese player will bid to become a six-time Premier League winner.

The midfielder is the third contract extension of the summer, after Nathan Ake and Rico Lewis agreed fresh terms with Manchester City following exemplary contributions to the historic campaign of 2022/23.

With Bernardo Silva’s new Manchester City contract officially confirmed, here is everything you need to know about the deal itself!

What are the terms of Bernardo Silva’s contract extension?

Bernardo Silva has signed a one-year contract extension, extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2026.

Who was interested in signing Bernardo Silva?

The 29-year-old was subject to rife transfer interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain over the course of two summer transfer windows, with Saudi Arabia also making an offer to the midfielder this year.

What has Bernardo Silva said upon signing a new deal?

Bernardo Silva has told, “I’ve had six incredible years at Manchester City and I’m delighted to extend my time here. Winning the Treble last season was extremely special and it’s exciting to be part of a squad where there is such a hunger and passion.

“Success makes you want even more, and this Club gives me that opportunity to keep on winning. I love the manager, my team-mates and the fans and hope we can share even more great memories in the coming years.”

What has Txiki Begiristain said about Bernardo Silva’s contract extension?

Txiki Begiristain has told, “Bernardo has been exceptional during his time at the Etihad, so we’re delighted that he has signed a contract extension with the Club. His quality and technical ability is fantastic – and alongside his hard work and professionalism, he has become one of the best players in the world.

“Bernardo was so important in our Treble-winning season and we are sure he can help deliver even more trophies in the next few years.”

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