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Bernardo Silva Extends Man City Stay, and Targets Fourth Consecutive League Title

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

Manchester City have officially announced the contract extension of Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva.

The 29-year-old played a significant role in Man City's triumphant season under Pep Guardiola, securing the Treble by lifting the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League titles.

Early in the summer, there were concerns that Silva might follow in the footsteps of Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez in leaving Etihad, with reports claiming that both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain were interested in the midfield maestro.

However, these worries have been put to rest as Silva's new contract ensures his presence with the Cityzens until 2026. This agreement marks a nine-year tenure since his initial £43 million transfer from Monaco.

Expressing his enthusiasm for extending his stay at the Premier League powerhouse, Silva shared: "I've had six incredible years at Manchester City, and I'm delighted to extend my time here. Winning the Treble last season was extremely special, and it's exciting to be part of a squad where there is such hunger and passion."

He added, "Success makes you want even more, and this Club gives me that opportunity to keep on winning. I love the manager, my teammates, and the fans and hope we can share even more great memories in the coming years."

Silva further highlighted the uniqueness of the current Manchester City squad, saying: "I am just 29-years-old, so I don't remember all the teams that played in England, but from what I remember, when you see a team that wins five Premier Leagues in six and the Champions League, which everyone was saying was the missing piece."

He also emphasised the team's determination to create history, aiming to be remembered as one of the best squads ever and he revealed his aspirations for the 2023-2024 season, focusing on securing Manchester City's fourth consecutive Premier League title.

"In this country, the amount of teams that fight for this title every year, it is just ridiculous and doesn't happen anywhere else. We are very motivated to achieve that," Silva concluded.

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