Pep Guardiola set to lose TWO star playmakers to rivals as rebuild beckons – report
Pep Guardiola is about to lose two of his key midfield playmakers this summer season, prompting requires a rebuild forward of subsequent season.
90min report that Ilkay Gündogan, whose contract expires on the finish of June, has already agreed private phrases forward of a summer season swap to Spanish giants Barcelona. Whereas French outlet Le10 Sport declare Bernardo Silva is prime of Paris Saint-Germain’s want record as they give the impression of being to revamp their ageing squad.
Gündogan and Silva have been two of Guardiola’s greatest performers over the previous few seasons; big-game gamers who’ve helped the membership safe 4 Premier League titles prior to now 5 seasons. Nevertheless, with Gündogan now 32 and Silva turning 29 forward of subsequent season, it’s felt that now may be the precise time to maneuver the gamers on and rebuild for the longer term.
Gündogan has lengthy indicated that he’s bored with signing new phrases with Man Metropolis, regardless of Guardiola’s want to maintain him for a pair extra seasons, which means his state of affairs is much more clear. Silva, alternatively, nonetheless has greater than two years left to run on the contract he signed in Might 2019 and so would must be offered.
Regardless of being a key performer for Metropolis once more this season, notably within the Champions League the place his composure and work price are particularly valued, Silva is reportedly open to a transfer away from the Etihad. The Portugal worldwide has grown pissed off at Guardiola’s fixed chopping and altering and desires extra common enjoying time elsewhere.
PSG would symbolize an almost-guaranteed probability of lifting silverware and a chance to spearhead a brand new period, with Lionel Messi and Neymar each anticipated to go away this summer season. Barcelona have additionally registered an curiosity in Silva prior to now – although the membership’s monetary state of affairs, notably as they weigh up a bid for Messi, makes free-agent Gündogan a extra enticing proposition.