Early signing: Manchester City sign Monaco Midfilder Bernardo Silva, shirt number comfirmed

Manchester City have confirm the number 20 Jersey for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, who becomes Pep Guardiola's first major signing of the summer.

City completed a £43m deal for the 22-year-old Portuguese attacking midfielder from French champions Monaco. He will be joing City on 1 July.

The joyous midfielder who has made 58 appearances for Monaco this season, including two against City in the Champions League scoring 11 goals and 12 assists, said: "I'm now at one of the best teams in the world".

He said the chance to work with Pep Guardiola influenced his decision. "Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by Guardiola, you don't say no," the playmaker added

"If not the best coach in the world, he is one of the best." he said.

Silva has 12 caps for Portugal's senior side and has helped Monaco win the Ligue 1 title this season, scoring eight goals in his 36 French top-flight appearances.


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