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Man City U-turn with exit-linked star poised to hand Guardiola huge boost

Rodri celebrates his goal for Manchester City vs Everton with Bernardo Silva, November 2021

Man City look set to reward sizzling star Bernardo Silva with a new contract, months after he looked set to leave the club for good.

Merely months ago it looked as if Silva would be heading for the exit door at Manchester City. The British record signing of Jack Grealish looked as if it could force Silva out of the club.

There was speculation about Silva joining a number of sides. However, he stayed put, and Man City fans will be grateful that he did.

Indeed, Pep Guardiola kept faith in the Portuguese, and has utilised him heavily so far this season. As such, only Ederson and Ruben Dias have played more minutes for City in the current campaign.

Silva has repaid Guardiola’s faith in him, and has performed to an exceptional standard.

The midfielder has already matched his highest Premier League goalscoring tally this season in just 17 games. What’s more, he is widely regarded as one of the best players in world football at present.

Silva is already under contract until 2025. However, the club wants to nail the star down for even longer, as well as reward him with a huge wage increase, per The Sun.

The report states that Silva’s wage is set to double in his new deal. Furthermore, he will join Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling as the highest paid players at the club.

Man City offer Silva a pay rise

Bernardo Silva will make a big U-turn by signing the contract.

Indeed, keeping a star player happy will be of importance to Guardiola. That rings especially true for Silva who is at the peak of his powers at present.

Furthermore, Man City are looking to secure a fourth Premier League title in five years. As such, they will not want the distractions of unhappy players.

Cancelo to join Silva in reaping wage rewards

Joao Cancelo Man City

Joao Cancelo is another City star at the top of his game. As such, City are also looking to reward him with a new deal.

The full-back, like Silva, has been one of City’s most important stars throughout this season.

Cancelo’s versatility makes him all the more valuable to City, and they will want to make sure he remains at the club for the foreseeable future.

As such, his wage is reportedly set to rise by £100,000-per-week, according to the Daily Star.