Laporta hints at the possibility of Bernardo Silva joining Barcelona

BERLIN: Barcelona president Joan Laporta has hinted at the possibility of signing Portuguese star Bernardo Silva from Manchester City if manager Xavi Hernandez requests it. It was reported that Barcelona were interested in Silva’s inclusion as a possible alternative to Dutchman Frenkie de Yang, who had been speculated on Manchester United and Chelsea’s quest to include him. During a press conference held today, Monday, to introduce newly arrived French defender Jules Conde from Sevilla, Laporta was questioned about Barcelona’s interest in including Silva as well, and replied: “First we need to register the players, then we’ll see what we will do if the coach asks for more reinforcements. ” Barcelona have been very active in the current summer transfer period and have signed Pole Robert Lewandowski, Ivorian Frank Kessie and Dane Andreas Christensen, as well as Conde. (DBA States Exhibition)