Bernardo Silva has discussed to 442 that former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo helped in persuading him to join Manchester City over the summer.
One of the many signings Manchester City made this summer was Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva, who joined the club from AS Monaco for a fee of £43 million. Bernardo was training with Portugal for the Confederations Cup before the transfer, and he asked a few of his national teammates just to make sure he was making the right decision.
RONALDO’S ROLE IN SILVA’S CITY MOVE
Silva, who set City back a reported £43million, hopes to make a similar impact at his new club and has revealed that it was Ronaldo and another former United player Nani, who convinced him to make the switch.
“When I was with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and about to sign, I asked Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani about the city,” Silva told FourFourTwo.
“They told me how much they enjoyed it here. They said that all of the people were great and that it’s a real football city. The Premier League, too – a competitive league with full stadiums each week and everyone watching. They both said it would be a great move.”
SILVA WANTS TO MAKE HISTORY AT ETIHAD
The Portuguese playmaker also admitted that he wants to make history with City to win the Champions League and want to challenge in all fronts in 2017-18 season.
“The Champions League is more difficult to win,” he added. “Of course, the Premier League isn’t easy to win, but the Champions League has all of the best teams in Europe, so it’s as good as it gets. Manchester City have never won it either, so I want to make history.
“We have a lot of young players with a lot of quality. Throw in some experience as well and we’ve got a team who can compete on all fronts.
“The Premier League title is a big goal for the club this season, but the Champions League is huge. When you’re at a club like City, you have to fight to win every competition.”
Bernardo is really fortunate to have Cristiano Ronaldo on his team, but it is weird that we have to be somewhat thankful to a former United player because a very good young Portuguese has joined City. Silva’s arrival gives manager Pep Guardiola even more options in the attacking midfield. He can be a long term replacement for 31-year- old David Silva. The former Barcelona and Munich manager would be in deep pressure to win the trophies after spending over £200 million in the transfer.