Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva has revealed that he still wants to play for his hometown club Benfica.
Silva, 23, was the linchpin of the AS Monaco squad that broke the monopoly of PSG over French football by winning the Ligue 1 trophy at the end of 2017/18 season.
His fine performances for the French side didn’t go unnoticed as Manchester City snapped up the Portuguese for £43.5million in 2017. He featured in 34 games for City in his debut Premier League campaign and helped the club put a record 100-points on board.
During his 2nd season at the Etihad stadium, the Portuguese grew even more influential in a team which was looking for a successor to the ever-reliable David Silva, the Spaniard who will leave the club at the end of this season.
As a result of his fine form, manager Pep Guardiola has stated that he sees the Portuguese as the long-term replacement of his Spanish namesake at Manchester City.