President Joan Laporta and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola spoke about Bernardo Silva at a press conference to announce a friendly game vs Manchester City.
Barcelona want Bernardo this summer, as a replacement for Frenkie de Jong. Laporta jokingly asked Pep if he will bring the Portuguese midfielder to the Camp Nou.
“Bernardo and 10 more,” Pep replied with a laugh before adding, “Today I think he will continue with us but I have always said I don’t want players that don’t want to be with us. But Bernardo is important and I think he will stay.”
Laporta also spoke briefly about Barcelona’s transfer plans but said only, “We are working to make a competitive team next season.”
Every day the rumors connect Barcelona to many players. But it’s fair to say that Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde are the club’s top priorities this summer.
Barcelona will take on Manchester City at the Camp Nou on 24th August. The game is being promoted by Juan Carlos Unzue and will raise funds and awareness for ALS research.
Unzue played as a goalkeeper in Barcelona in the first years of Cruyff as a coach. He then later made a career in the league. Afterwards, Unzue became the goalkeeper coach of the Pep Team. Few years later, Unzue was the assistant coach of Luis Enrique in Barcelona.