De Bruyne not expecting Bernardo to leave for Barcelona

Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva keeps on being linked with a move to Barcelona but Manchester City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne is not expecting the midfielder to move this summer.

It was recently reported that Bernardo is “crazy” for Barcelona and the Catalans will try to bring him regardless of what happens with Frenkie de Jong.

De Bruyne was asked about Bernard following Man City’s win over Bournemouth at the weekend and is not worried about the situation.

“I think he is very loved [by us] and he knows it,” said De Bruyne.

“The way I see it, I think he’s going to be here, so I have nothing to worry about. Whatever happens, he’s been great for us and I expect him to be here with us this year.”

Bernardo fueled speculation about his future at the end of the City game by going to all four corners of the pitch to applaud the fans and then handing his shirt to a fan.

The midfielder, who rejoined the game on the bench, was the last to leave the field and then followed it all up with a post on Twitter that also got fans thinking he might be saying goodbye.

Manager Pep Guardiola recently responded to the rumours, saying he wants to keep Bernardo but does not know what will happen with the Portugal international.

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