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5 destinations for out of favour Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva

Daniel Pinder
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5.05K   //    30 Nov 2017, 17:45 IST

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Silva hasn't really acclimatised to the Premier League

Following his £43 million move from AS Monaco to Manchester City, it’s fair to say that Bernardo Silva hasn’t exactly set the Premier League alight yet, as was to be expected.

With in-form Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane to contend with, the Portugal international struggles for a starting berth with veteran David Silva and young prodigy Gabriel Jesus ahead of him.

Of the 359 minutes of Premier League football Silva has to his name, he’s struggled to replicate the form that forced Pep Guardiola to pay out the sum he did for the 23-year-old, and so here’s five clubs that could do with his services.

#1 Arsenal

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Good replacement for Sanchez?

With Alexis Sanchez yet to sign a contract extension at Arsenal, it would be smart for Arsene Wenger to use the Chilean as a bargaining chip to bring Bernardo Silva to the club.

The Portugal international isn’t having the best of times at Manchester City following his move from AS Monaco, while Silva would certainly be a welcomed addition to the Arsenal squad, especially if Mesut Ozil is another one to depart.

While Wenger has stated that neither Sanchez or Ozil will leave the club in January, but we all know that everyone has their price. The likelihood of them both signing a contract extension also looks slim, given the clubs interested in the duo and so the Gunners are at risk of losing them both.

And so, it may be wise for Wenger and Co. to try and do an exchange with Manchester City to bring in Silva, given the Premier League leaders were close to signing Sanchez in the summer.

Silva can play on both the left and right flank, while his favoured position is the No. 10. However, should one of Ozil or Sanchez sign an extension, then Wenger can very much fit the Portuguese alongside one of the duo.

We also know that Wenger was interested in bringing Thomas Lemar to the club in the summer, while 23-year-old Silva could be another option.

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Daniel is a freelance sports journalist that specialises in German football.
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