'I would lie if I said I didn’t think': Bernardo Silva reveals he felt tempted by the big money in Saudi Pro League

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'I would lie if I said I didn’t think': Bernardo Silva reveals he felt tempted by the big money in Saudi Pro League

Bernardo Silva confessed he felt tempted by the big money in the Saudi Pro League. But he chose to stick with Manchester City because he didn't want to give up playing at the top level in European football.

"I would lie if I said I didn’t think [about the big-money offers from Saudi Arabia]," Bernardo said in an interview with RTP.

"What interested me was the heat of playing a UEFA Champions League semi-final, listening to the [Etihad] stadium going wild after scoring against Real Madrid in the semi-finals or when we won the final against Inter. I didn’t want to give up on that."

Last summer, there were strong rumours about the 29-year-old moving to the Gulf State. PSG and Barcelona were also interested in him. But Silva ended up signing a new contract that'll have him at the Etihad until 2026.

AuthorAndrii SokolovskyiSourceRTP
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