The 28-year-old, who won every competition open to him after winning the treble last season, has declared his intention to depart Manchester City this summer in pursuit of a fresh challenge.
The fact that Silva has a contract at the Etihad Stadium through 2025 and continues to be a major influence on Pep Guardiola was demonstrated by the two goals he scored for City against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal.
If Silva receives an offer of roughly £75 million this summer, City will facilitate the transfer, which shouldn’t be an issue for the wealthy Saudi Pro League.
Furthermore, according to insiders, Silva has been offered a contract by the Middle East for roughly £80 million a year, an astounding sum that would make him the equivalent of £220,000 every day.
Silva is reportedly preferring to remain and compete in Europe right now, despite the wealth that is reportedly being offered to him and many others.
His favorite destination is Barcelona, and the player’s camp has discussed a potential transfer with La Blaugrana. Paris Saint-Germain is now leading the race to sign Silva since it is unlikely that the club will be able to gather the money required to lure him away from City.
The dominant teams in Ligue 1 are ready to pay City’s asking price and have the resources to offer him a pay raise above what he now receives in Manchester.
Silva and sports consultant Luis Campos have had fruitful discussions, but Silva won’t decide on his future until he knows who will succeed him. As a result of the breakdown of negotiations with Julian Nagelsmann, PSG now hopes to name Christophe Galtier as the club’s head coach under Luis Enrique.
After a three-year tenure with Monaco, the Portuguese international has prior Ligue 1 playing experience. He was a member of the young team that defeated PSG and won the French championship in 2017, which led to a £43.5 million transfer to City.