Barcelona manager , Xavi is conditioning the sale of Frenkie De Jong. The Spanish coach had two conditions in order to release the Dutch midfielder to Manchester United.

First, money. Reportedly, until now Barcelona and MU have not made a deal about numbers. Second, Xavi waited for Barcelona to find a replacement. He wanted Bernardo Silva.

Xavi is reportedly obsessed with the idea of ​​having Bernardo Silva in Barcelona’s midfield, and will only allow a player like Frenkie to leave if he believes Barcelona have Bernardo as his replacement.

According to journalist Gerard Romero, Xavi would not have allowed Frenkie De Jong to leave Barcelona if Bernardo Silva had not replaced him.

De Jong’s Sales Money
Xavi is currently in a position to wait to see if a deal can be reached with Manchester City before agreeing the sale of De Jong to Manchester United.

Man City have set Bernardo Silva’s price tag of £80m.

City believe that this figure will be outside Barcelona ‘s price range given their financial situation. However, Barca could potentially raise funds from the sale of Frenkie de Jong, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

Bernardo Silva stats
Bernardo Silv played 70 times for the Portugal national team, scoring eight goals. He started his career with Benfica and joined Man City from Monaco in the summer of 2017.

Since then he has been a key part of Man City, contributing 48 goals and 51 assists in 251 appearances for them.

Man City won the Premier League for the fourth time in five seasons last season but fell short of the Champions League. Real Madrid beat them in the semifinals last season.

Desire to join Barcelona
Bernardo also spoke to Barcelona’s top brass about a move to the club when they signed Ferran Torres from City in January.

When Barcelona negotiated with City for the transfer of Ferran Torres, Silva apparently offered himself to the club as a potential future transfer.

By Raufs