Now it's official: one of the best young players in the world is joining Manchester City this summer.
AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva has passed a medical, signed a five-year contract and will be a Manchester City player on July 1, the club announced on Friday. The young Portuguese midfielder will wear the number 20 shirt.
Bernardo spoke to the club's website about joining the Sky Blues:
“It feels great. To be honest I’m now at one of the best teams in the world. To be part of this club and to have this opportunity is great.
"I’m very happy to be part of Manchester City’s team and I look forward to trying to do my best to help the team reach their goals.
“If not the best coach in the world, he is one of the best. Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by Guardiola, you don’t say no.
"As we all know, what he did in Barcelona and Bayern Munich was amazing and we expect also here that he will win titles. It’s great to be working with him and to have this opportunity.”