Kevin De Bruyne gives verdict on Barcelona target who has been benched for two games by Pep Guardiola

Bernardo Silva
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Barcelona are keen on signing Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.

The 28-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to the La Liga giants, but Man City aren’t too willing to sell.

Bernardo Silva has started City’s opening games from the bench this season, but Man City star Kevin De Bruyne is confident that Bernardo Silva won’t be leaving the club.

“I think he’s very loved [by us] and he knows,” said De Bruyne.

“The way that I see it, I think that he will be here so there’s nothing that I’m worried about. Whatever happens he is great for us and I expect him to be here with us this year.”

Bernardo Silva has said he’s open to a move to Barcelona, but he won’t fight or disrespect Manchester City over a transfer.

“I’ve always said that I’m happy here, but I have no idea what’s going to happen,” the 28-year-old told ESPN. “We’ll see, honestly.

“My relationship with the club is very honest. I’ve been open with them and they know what I want.

“If I stay, I’m very happy, and I will always respect this club and give all my best. If not, it’s football and we’ll just see what happens.”