In addition to wanting to get rid of Lionel Messi and Neymar, Luis Campos, the PSG recruitment manager, would have made Bernardo Silva his priority to accompany Kylian Mbappé in the offensive sector of the Rouge et Bleu.
The situation is clear at PSG. Luis Campos, the club’s unofficial sports director (and above all number 1 in terms of recruitment), is delighted by the probable departure of Lionel Messi (out of contract on June 30) and is currently looking for a way out for Neymar (under the form of a loan, with payment of part of the Brazilian’s salary). At least two offensive cracks are thus hoped to accompany Kylian Mbappe next season.
If the Portuguese leader is going to have to break the club’s piggy bank to attract Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen (who will cost more than 100 million euros, or even almost 150), he has made Bernardo Silva its other priority, as indicated The Parisian Monday. The daily believes that the arrival of the Portuguese attacking midfielder from Manchester City could amount to 80 million euros. At least, if Pep Guardiola agrees to let go of one of his most versatile players…
Bernardo Silva, the perfect teammate
Bernardo Silva is not chosen by chance. Campos had spotted his compatriot in the B team of Benfica to bring him to Monaco in 2014. The player has just become friends with Kylian Mbappé, with whom he won the title of champion of France in 2017. At 28, with 6 seasons Premier League in the legs, Bernardo Silva is an extremely talented player, as technical as he is intelligent, but also generous defensively and valuable tactically.
If Leonardo worked mainly with Mino Raiola, Luis Campos benefits from his excellent relations with Jorge Mendes, another compatriot, who manages the career of Bernardo Silva but also that of two Portuguese recruits from last year, Vitinha and Renato Sanches. Barça having no money to afford Bernardo Silva, since he is absolutely looking for a way to bring Messi back, PSG have a clear field. If, once again, Manchester City agrees to part ways with the player.