Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Monaco star Bernardo Silva.
The 22-year-old has been one of a number of star performers for Monaco this season, who have had a wonderful season. The principality club claimed their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years, as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
While 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe has made all the headlines, Silva has gone under the media radar somewhat. However, his performances haven’t gone unnoticed with some of the biggest names in the game.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing the Portuguese playmaker, but French outlet Le10 Sport claim that Manchester United are now in advanced talks to sign the player, something backed up by Canal+.
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) May 20, 2017
Silva admitted this week on Portuguese TV station SIC Noticias that he is open to a move away from Monaco.
“I am finishing my third season in Monaco, who gave me the opportunity to play at a higher level,”
“But of course, every player dreams of playing for the best teams and in the best divisions one day.
“I’m no exception.”
It is claimed that Jose Mourinho has made contact with the players representatives over a move, which could be worth around £70million.
Silva is a skilful left footed playmaker who plays down the right or through the middle as a number 10.