Bernardo Silva signs new six year deal
By Ric Turner, Thu 14 March 2019 11:09
Contract extension will see Portuguese playmaker stay at the club until 2025
Bernardo Silva has signed a new six year contract that will see him stay at The Etihad until 2025, the club have announced.
The Portuguese playmaker joined the club from Monaco in 2017 for £43m, and has become a vital member of Pep Guardiola's side.
“It’s an honour to extend my deal with Manchester City,” Bernardo said. “This Club offers everything a player needs to fulfil their ambitions and there’s nowhere else I want to be.
“As soon as I heard City wanted me to stay longer, my mind was made up. I love the Club, the manager, the players and the fans.
“The style of football we play here excites me, and I am determined to win more trophies. City gives me the best chance of doing that.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Bernardo is an exceptional talent, so offering him a new deal and ensuring he spends the best years of his career with us was a very easy decision.
“This is the latest example of our commitment to building a young squad of world-class players.
“We are constructing a side that will provide a platform for sustained success. Bernardo fits neatly into our plan.
“His work-rate, professionalism and technical quality have impressed us and there is plenty of scope for improvement.
“Under the guidance of Pep and the backroom staff we have here, we expect to see him develop into one of the world’s best players over the coming years.”