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Bernardo Silva open to extending stay at Man City

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Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva insists he’s happy at the club and quash any talk of a possible exit, despite being linked with a transfer to Real Madrid

The Portugal international has reportedly emerged as one of Real’s main targets for this summer’s transfer window following an impressive spell at City.

Silva arrived at the Etihad Stadium in July 2017 in a reported €50m move from AS Monaco and has since ranked in 79 appearances for City across all competitions.

And amid the rumours over a possible move to Real, Silva declared that he wishes to remain at City and pursue more silverware and maybe even sign a new long-term deal.

“I still have three and a half years left but I’m happy at City and if they want to renegotiate my contract then, of course, I’m open to doing that,” Silva told The Times.

“If we stay together we can do special things, I am very happy here and want to stay.”

The 24-year-old is hungry for more trophies at City after winning the Premier League, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.

“That’s the goal of all the directors and the owners because of the way they shape the team with young players and a fantastic squad,” added Silva.

“Our goal is to try to keep the same level, winning competition after competition every year.

“We are still, in the beginning, knowing that it is very difficult to do that but we will try it. We have a very young squad with a lot of very good players and we will try to win as many things as we can over the next seasons.

“When I was younger I could never have imagined that me at 24 would have already won a league in Portugal, a league in France, a league in England and playing for the national team.

“I’m happy with what I’ve achieved but then when you’ve done these things you always want more. That’s what I try to do.”

Silva has managed seven goals and assists in 29 appearances for City across all competitions this season.