Bernardo Silva speaks after signing long-term contract with Manchester City

Manchester City attacker Bernardo Silva has expressed his delight after signing a fresh six-year contract with the Premier League holders. The Portugal international has been one of the club’s standout performers during the course of the ongoing campaign and he has already notched 10 goals and seven assists across all competitions.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Silva said that the club has everything to make a player fulfil their ambitions and he had an easy choice to pen the extension. The Portuguese added that he is excited by the club’s style of play and is determined to win more trophies under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.

He said: “It’s an honour to extend my deal with Manchester City. This club offers everything a player needs to fulfil their ambitions and there’s nowhere else I want to be. As soon as I heard City wanted me to stay longer, my mind was made up. I love the Club, the manager, the players and the fans. The style of football we play here excites me, and I am determined to win more trophies. City gives me the best chance of doing that.”

Silva was in-and-out of the starting lineup during the course of the previous season where he was adapting to the club’s tactical setup. However, the current campaign has paved differently with a consistent run of matches from the starting lineup and there have been multiple occasions where he has been featuring in a three-man frontline.

The former Monaco man recently featured for the Citizens during the FA Cup quarter-final against Swansea City on the road. The Citizens found themselves in trouble after going 2-0 down, but Silva led the comeback with a crucial goal before assisting Sergio Aguero for the match winner. Manchester City will now face Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley for the semi-final next month.