Manchester City are oven-ready to extend the contract of Bernardo Silva by offering him a new six-year deal which would keep him at the Etihad till the end of the 2024-25 season, according to Sky Sports.
The former Benfica and Monaco man, who joined City from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £43 million, has established himself as one of the mainstays of the club’s midfield.
The Portuguese has earned a regular starting role in manager Pep Guardiola’s first-team this season, accumulating 8 goals and 8 assists from 38 appearances across all competitions.
Over the course of one-and-a-half seasons at the club, the 24-year-old has amassed 17 goals and 19 assists from 91 appearances in all competitions.
City have already reached great heights in the Premier League under Pep Guardiola, with the Citizens very much in the race to win their second consecutive domestic title.
However, it is now time for them to replicate their success on the European front.
They need to build a formidable squad to achieve their long-term goals and a wonderful asset like Bernardo Silva certainly has plenty to offer towards the growth and development of the club.
That said, they should extend the Portuguese international’s stay at the earliest.