Bernardo Silva has a contract at Manchester City until 2025 but has spoken of his desire to leave the club and possibly return to Benfica in future.
Silva wanted to leave City in the summer, but when no acceptable bids were accepted, he remained at the club, going on to establish himself as one of Pep Guardiola’s most important players this season.
However, the former Benfica youngster has never hidden his intentions to return to his boyhood club, and said in January that he would sign for them ‘without a doubt’ before retiring. Now, he has offered a timeframe on when he could leave City, opening up on the possibility that it could be before his current deal expires in 2025.
Speaking to Channel 11, Bernardo said he would like to return to Portugal and would even be open to such a move in the next two years.
“I miss Portugal a lot. If I could go back in a year or two, I would. Not only because I would like to play for Benfica again, but because I miss my family and living in Portugal very much.”
He said during his previously visit to his hometown.
” I was feeling a little bit alone at the time in England and I wasn’t very happy with my life. And if you’re not happy, you don’t do your job as well as you do when you are happy. I was well physically, but if you don’t do your job with a smile on your face, you’re not going to do it as well.”
Although, it remains to be seen as to how long Silva stays at the club but is ready to leave before his deal expires in 2025.