MANCHESTER CITY are ready to rocket Bernardo Silva alongside the highest earners in their history to keep him at the Etihad.
It would see his wages almost double to around £300,000-a-week.
Man City are ready to make Bernardo Silva one of their top earners with a lucrative new deal[/caption]
And Bernardo would join Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling at the top of City’s pay scale.
Bernardo has four years left on his deal.
And Man City boss Pep Guardiola admitted the Portuguese forward’s form has been so impressive that he is undroppable.
The star spoke to Guardiola about leaving last summer when City signed Jack Grealish.
And he was expected to miss out for the £100million new boy.
Yet Bernardo, 27, has not only nailed down a regular slot — but has been far and away their player of the year so far.
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He has scored seven goals and is fit for today’s trip to Newcastle.
That’s despite limping out of the 7-0 midweek romp against Leeds at half-time.
Guardiola has been sympathetic to Bernardo’s personal situation.
But he’s also equally determined to keep him at the club.
Now insiders believe City will back up that faith with hard cash in the shape of a fresh contract, which could even see him signing beyond 2025.
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