Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has admitted that he would really like to depart the Etihad Stadium in the approaching years to seal a return to his native Portugal.
The 27-year-old has lengthy been the topic of switch rumors, having been tipped to depart each 2020 and 2021, however he has stayed at City and continues to be an integral a part of Pep Guardiola’s setup.
Moving to Barcelona or Atletico Madrid has been hailed, however when he spoke to Canal 11, Silva admitted that he sees himself returning to Portugal for the following 12 months or two.
“I miss Portugal a lot,” he admitted. “If I might return in a 12 months or two, I’d do it.
“Not simply as a result of I would really like to play for Benfica once more, however as a result of I miss my household and I stay in Portugal greatly.”
Silva signed his current contract as early as 2019 and is bound by City until 2025, just before he turns 31.
He has previously talked a lot about his affinity for Benfica, where he started his career before leaving for Monaco in 2014.
“Benfica is a giant a part of my life,” he told UEFA TV earlier this month. “I grew up going to Benfica matches with my dad and likewise with my buddies. In addition, I performed at Benfica for 12 years from the age of seven to 19.
“So it’s almost half my life. When I left I was 19, almost 20 years old and it was a very difficult change because I did not expect it. But it turned out to be a good thing for my life to change and move to AS Monaco.
“But talking of Benfica, it is a very important a part of my life, not solely as a supporter, but in addition later as a participant who helped me develop lots.”