Sergio Aguero would be surprised if Bernardo Silva leaves Manchester City for Barcelona, but believes the midfielder could play a key role in Xavi’s rebuild if a move goes through.
Barca have signed Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie during a busy transfer window.
With Frenkie de Jong expected to leave Camp Nou, reports have suggested Portugal international Silva is Xavi’s next target.
Silva made 50 appearances for City in all competitions last season, a tally only bettered only by Joao Cancelo (52), scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists.
Only Kevin de Bruyne (129) and Jack Grealish (78) created more chances for City than Silva’s 76 last term, but he could be on the moving after stating the Premier League champions “know what I want” this week.
Aguero – a team-mate of Silva’s before leaving City for Barcelona in 2021 – is unsure whether a move will materialise but believes the 28-year-old would suit Xavi’s new-look side perfectly.
“Bernardo is a great player. He carries the ball, he sacrifices, has quality to assist and score goals and he can play in different positions,” Aguero told Stake.
“It would surprise me if City let him go. He is a player who contributes a lot every season, but everything is possible.
“If he finally arrives at Barca, then he will be someone who can be key to the possession game that Xavi likes.”