Manchester City

  • Bernardo hoping to learn from Manchester...

    Bernardo Silva says he cannot wait to learn from David Silva after joining his superstar namesake at Manchester City from Monaco. The 22-year-old completed his move, reportedly worth £43million, on Friday as City waste little time starting their transfer business for 2017-18. M...

    Bernardo hoping to learn from Manchester City star namesake Silva

    Bernardo Silva says he cannot wait to learn from David Silva after joining his superstar namesake at Manchester City from Monaco. The 22-year-old completed his move, reportedly worth £43million, on Friday as City waste little time starting their transfer business for 2017-18. Mbappe: Buffon deserves to win Ballon d'Or He becomes the second Silva in Pep Guardiola's squad and, as well as sharing the same name, has had his style likened to the Spain playmaker and could be his long-term successor. Bernardo Silva described his new team-mate one of the world's top players and is eager to pick up as much as he can from the 31-year-old. "David Silva is one of the best players in the world," the Portugal international told City's website after sealing his transfer.  "I look forward to learning from him and to see what he can teach me. "To have this opportunity is fantastic. I look forward to playing with him.  "When I was a kid I was looking at him and some other players, now to have the chance to play with them is great." Bernardo Silva leaves Monaco after helping Leonardo Jardim's men to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000, a decision he concedes was a tough one to make. "Playing for Monaco has been a great experience," he said.  "I was a little bit surprised by how quickly I adapted to French football. We had a lot of Portuguese players and a Portuguese coach that helped me a lot as well. "Of course, it will be a little difficult to leave Monaco. It is true that in Monaco this season we did some fantastic things.  "To win a title against PSG is not easy in France, to arrive in the semi-finals of the Champions League was fantastic. "But this summer will be a good time to leave. We are champions and it was good to be part of Monaco. I am very grateful for everything but now I am looking forward to being part this new project in my life." Monaco beat City in the Champions League last-16 this season and Bernardo Silva relished the experience of playing at the Etihad Stadium, despite his side losing that thrilling first-leg clash 5-3. He said: "We were not pleased about the score because we didn't win that game, but it was a great match with two teams that wanted to play football and score goals.  "In the end, I think both teams played a fantastic game. To play here at the Etihad was special."

  • Tearful Mbappe wishes Bernardo Silva wel...

    Kylian Mbappe has wished Bernardo Silva well after the playmaker swapped Monaco for Manchester City. Silva moved to the Premier League in an estimated £43million transfer on Friday, leaving the Ligue 1 champions after helping them end a 17-year title drought. Man City sign Bern...

    Tearful Mbappe wishes Bernardo Silva well at Man City

    Kylian Mbappe has wished Bernardo Silva well after the playmaker swapped Monaco for Manchester City. Silva moved to the Premier League in an estimated £43million transfer on Friday, leaving the Ligue 1 champions after helping them end a 17-year title drought. Man City sign Bernardo Silva Mbappe was another of the stars of a Monaco side which reached the Champions League semi-finals and he was saddened by the 22-year-old's exit. "Good luck my friend," the France forward tweeted to Silva, accompanied by crying and love heart emojis. Mbappe himself has been the subject of intense transfer speculation, with a host of Europe's top clubs linked with making a world-record move for him. Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe also paid tribute to the departing Portugal international, writing: "Good luck 'chewing gum'! Proud to have played by your side." And Monaco themselves had kind words for Silva, thanking him for his service along with posting a video of some of his best moments for the club. Silva spent a total of three seasons with Monaco, joining initially on loan and then permanently from Benfica.

  • OFFICIAL: Zabaleta completes West Ham mo...

    Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has completed his move to West Ham, signing a two-year deal at the London Stadium. City close in on Bernardo Silva The right-back, 32, spent nine seasons at the Etihad Stadium, but is one of five players whom Pep Guardiola has let ...

    OFFICIAL: Zabaleta completes West Ham move

    Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has completed his move to West Ham, signing a two-year deal at the London Stadium. City close in on Bernardo Silva The right-back, 32, spent nine seasons at the Etihad Stadium, but is one of five players whom Pep Guardiola has let go this summer. And he becomes Slaven Bilic's first summer signing as he looks to improve on an 11th placed finish in 2016-17. Zabaleta turned down a number of offers from clubs in Italy, Spain and England to join West Ham, and is looking forward to a new challenge. "This is an absolute pleasure to be part of West Ham United Football Club," he told West Ham TV."I hope I can give you good moments. Of course, I come to the club to enjoy myself and hopefully we can have a very successful time. "Sometimes a new challenge is all you need as a person and as a player. I thought my time at City was done. It’s been a fantastic nine years, absolutely brilliant. "Manchester City gave me the opportunity to come to this wonderful league, the Premier League, something I’ve been enjoying a lot as a player and of course for me it was probably the right time to move on. "Also, as a player, I thought I wanted to keep playing in the Premier League. For me, after being in this country for so long, this is a new challenge for me in the Premier League and I’m ready for it and looking forward to it.” Zabaleta will likely battle with Sam Byram for a starting role at right-back, with the Irons having previously struggled to find cover in the position. Michail Antonio and Cheikh Kouyate have both been forced to fill in, but Zabaleta's arrival should allow them to be deployed in more familiar roles moving forward.

  • Sagna departs as Manchester City exodus ...

    Bacary Sagna is leaving Manchester City after three seasons at the club, becoming the fourth first-team player released by Pep Guardiola's side on Thursday. City announced Sagna is departing with his contract due to expire after they had confirmed the same outcomes for Gael Cli...

    Sagna departs as Manchester City exodus continues

    Bacary Sagna is leaving Manchester City after three seasons at the club, becoming the fourth first-team player released by Pep Guardiola's side on Thursday. City announced Sagna is departing with his contract due to expire after they had confirmed the same outcomes for Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas and Willy Caballero. The 34-year-old defender spent three years with the club after signing from Arsenal in 2014 and won the League Cup in 2016. Sagna's role diminished under Guardiola and he only started 14 Premier League games this season after making 27 in 2015-16. "It has been a privilege to play for this football club," said Sagna. "I have enjoyed every moment of my City career and will look back on my time at City fondly. "I would like to thank the staff, players and fans for making my three years so memorable." The four players whose departures were made official on Thursday add to the exit of Pablo Zabaleta, which was confirmed two weeks ago.  Veteran midfielder Yaya Toure is still waiting to see whether he will be offered fresh terms.

  • Caballero the latest to depart Mancheste...

    Manchester City have announced that Willy Caballero will leave the club when his contract expires on June 30. The goalkeeper, who joined from Malaga in 2014, made 27 appearances this season after forcing his way into manager Pep Guardiola's starting line-up ahead of the out-of-...

    Caballero the latest to depart Manchester City

    Manchester City have announced that Willy Caballero will leave the club when his contract expires on June 30. The goalkeeper, who joined from Malaga in 2014, made 27 appearances this season after forcing his way into manager Pep Guardiola's starting line-up ahead of the out-of-sorts Claudio Bravo. However, the 35-year-old's deal will not be renewed and will move on next month. "It's been a privilege to play for Manchester City," the Argentine told the club's official website. "From the first day I arrived, everyone at the club has made me feel welcome and I will always be grateful to them. "To win the League Cup in such dramatic circumstances was special and it's a day I will never forget." Caballero made saves to deny Lucas Leiva, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana as City won the EFL Cup in 2016 in what proved to be his sole success in England in terms of silverware. Director of football Txiki Begiristain believes City fans will always hold Caballero in the highest regard. "Willy will, quite rightly, be remembered by the City fans for the role he has played over the past three seasons," he said. "He is a special man – and his performances this season were of a consistently high standard. "I have no doubt he will go on and continue to prove his quality at the top level." City's announcement followed the news that Gael Clichy and Jesus Navas will also leave before next season.

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