It has been reported that Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva does not have any club-specific release clause in his recently-signed contract.
It seems like if Bernardo Silva does leave Manchester City after his release clause is triggered, it would not lead to him joining a specific club.
Fabrizio Romano confirms Bernardo Silva has no club-specific release clause
Branded as ‘unique’ by Pep Guardiola (via Manchester City’s official website), with a report claiming on Wednesday that the clause is valued £50 million, a figure that the Catalan giants could afford to pay next summer.
After all, season after season, it has been heavily speculated that the Portuguese international was bound to sign for Xavi’s side.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that while there is a release clause in the contract signed by Bernardo Silva until 2026, it is unrelated to any single club.
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“As has been reported, I can confirm that there is a clause in Bernardo Silva’s new contract, but details are yet to be confirmed on club and player side. It’s not a specific club clause.”
“But this is something to be discussed in 2024 as Bernardo wanted to extend at City as he really to wants top titles again next year”, he said.
Bernardo Silva should stay put at the Etihad Stadium
Clearly, Bernardo Silva has one eye set on his next destination as that would perhaps have been the only reason why he pushed to insert a release clause in his contract.
However, the Sky Blues are easily the best team in the world and until Pep Guardiola remains at the helm, it seems inevitable that they will win silverware galore.
With Guardiola’s current deal set to expire in 2025, the former AS Monaco midfielder has a chance to continue to cement his legacy and go down as an all-time great.
To sacrifice what most footballers would dream of during the prime of his career would be a bizarre career decision from Bernardo Silva.