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Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million

Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million

- Manchester City make Monaco midfielder Bernardo their first signing in the summer

- The Portuguese international moved to the Ethihad side for a fee of £43million

- It was gathered that Manchester United were also in talks with the midfielder over a potential move to Old Trafford

Manchester City have completed the signing of Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva for a fee of £43million.

The 22-year-old arrived in Manchester in the early hours of Friday, May 26, and has completed his move to the Ethihad side.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Manchester United were in talks with the Portuguese over a possible move to Old Trafford for £42.5million.

Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million

Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million.

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NAIJ.com can confirm that the Ethihad side have hijacked the move from their arch-rivals United.

The Portuguese midfielder has grown to be one of Europe’s finest playmakers and has been a key player for Monaco this season scoring eight goals and assisting nine in all competitions.

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The former Benfica man has been a target for top clubs in Europe with Real Madrid and Chelsea also in the chase for the midfielder's signature.

Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million

Manchester City complete the signing of Bernardo Silva for £43million.

NAIJ.com reported that Pep Guardiola is planning a summer clear-out as some of his stars are set to leave including Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Spanish coach is set to bolster his squad after struggling in his first season in England.

Meanwhile, you can see NAIJ.com's video of the Super Eagles training ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.

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