Bernardo Silva is not distracted by exit rumours 

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City against Shakhtar Donetsk in UEFA Champions League
Bernardo Silva of Manchester City against Shakhtar Donetsk in UEFA Champions League

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has stated that he is very focused at the Etihad despite interest from Barcelona.

The Catalan side are desperate to bring Silva to Camp Nou this summer, but face a fight for his signature as City are also desperate to keep him around.

City manager Pep Guardiola, who has repeatedly stated that he wants to keep Silva at the club this summer, handed the Portuguese his first start of the season against Newcastle on Sunday. The midfielder played a key role as his side rescued a point in the game, racking up a goal and an assist.

And when asked about his future after the game, Silva insisted he is loving life at the Etihad.

“We’re only in the third match of the season. It’s not worth thinking too much about these things,” he told Eleven Sports via 90min

“I’m happy here. It’s a club that loves me and that I love.

“I will always give my best for this club and this year will be the same.”

The 28-year-old also revealed his disappointment at the 3-3 draw with Newcastle but admitted that he expected a challenging game at St. James’ Park. 

“It was a very intense game. We started very well. The first 15 minutes were ours. My perception on the pitch was that we started attacking too quick.

“When we start playing like this and it’s too quick, it’s better for the opponents. The last 25 or 30 minutes of the first half were very tough. They could have scored more than twice in that time.

“Overall, we played quite well but did not control their counter-attacks and runners. You’ll suffer and that’s what happened today.

“We knew how tough it is to come here. The atmosphere is great. It’s a very physical team. They’ve been great over the last few months. They’re in a great state of mind with very positive energy.

“We should have controlled the game better than we did today.

“We scored the third goal in the 64th minute. It was very early. I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t score the fourth. But still a good reaction from the team.

“Not a perfect game, but we take the point. It is what it is. Seven points from three games isn’t bad.”