Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Manchester City Are In Talks To Extend The Contract Of This Playmaker: Good Move For Both Parties?

Must Read
Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

In a recent report, The Times claimed that Manchester City are in talks to extend the contract of Bernardo Silva. It is believed that the Mancunian outfit have held positive talks with the Portugal international’s representatives over a contract extension with the player’s current deal set to run out in the summer of 2025.

Silva’s Impressive Numbers In English Football

Silva has enjoyed a good run of form at the Etihad Stadium during this campaign after putting in a series of influential performances as a key member of Pep Guardiola’s attack. The 27-year-old has banged in eight goals and provided two assists in 29 matches for Man City this season on all fronts.

The Portuguese sensation has given a good account of himself by averaging 1.8 tackles, 1.2 shots, 1.6 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He has even been excellent when interchanging possession in the opposition half as he has completed 88.8% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

Manchester City (Bernardo Silva)
Chelsea’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech (L) vies with Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 15, 2022.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency:
Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/)
Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Manchester City In Talks To Extend Silva’s Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?

Silva is a great dribbler with the ball at his feet and can create some clear-cut chances for his teammates in the attacking end of the field. He is proficient at generating a yard of space for himself to get a few shots in on-target.

The 64-time Portugal international has transformed himself into a composed finisher in front of the opponent’s goal. Furthermore, he hardly gives away the ball which makes him such an important member of Guardiola‘s starting XI.

At 27, Silva is playing at his prime and could help the Mancunian giants maintain their dominance in English football over the next few years. The Lisboa-born talent can also benefit from committing his long-term future to Man City so that he can solely concentrate on performing at his best on the field.

With all things considered, Silva’s contract extension will be a good move for both the player and the Mancunian club as they look to collectively bring even more success to the Etihad Stadium in the coming seasons.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Newcastle United Eyeing A Move For This Everton Attacker: What Will He Add To Howe’s Side?

In a recent report, The Chronicle revealed that Newcastle United are eyeing a move for Everton attacker Anthony Gordon...

More Articles Like This