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Man City’s David Silva approves of his long-term replacement – Manchester Evening News

When Manchester City played Monaco in the Champions League there was more than one player who caught the eye.

But when Bernardo Silva skinned David Silva it was hard to ignore the 22-year-old midfielder.

So there was no surprise that Pep Guardiola made the decision to bring the Portuguese international to the Etihad.

Silva Jnr has been brought in as a long-term replacement for the magician currently running City’s midfield – and the Spaniard is pleased with his apprentice.

Speaking to the Independent, Silva said: “He’s a good player and will help us a lot. He impressed me when we played Monaco. Like me, he’s left-footed and he likes to roam around the pitch like I do.

“When you sign players who are young and hungry, that’s good for the side.”

And Silva admitted that he regularly keeps an eye on the world’s top talent.

When asked if the players had spoken about Bernardo Silva after the Champions League, he replied: “Yeah, man. I always try to keep an eye on other matches, other leagues. When someone catches your eye, you keep following them. He had a great season.”… Read more.

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