Bernardo Silva has revealed that he wanted to leave Etihad-based Manchester City last summer due to personal issues.
I was feeling a little bit alone at the time in England and I wasn’t very happy with my life, he told the Times recently.
And if you’re not happy, you don’t do your job as well as you do when you are happy. I was well physically, but if you don’t do your job with a smile on your face, you’re not going to do it as well.
He added: I had a talk with the club because I wasn’t happy with my life here, and I wanted to be closer to my family. But it [wanting to leave] had nothing to do with the club. I love Manchester City. I love my teammates, I love the fans, I love the club. Afterward, nothing happened. I stayed, and I will always give my best for this club as long as I stay here.
The Portugal international is currently contracted until 2025, and he was not coy when asked if he’d want to stay at the club longer.
At the end of the season, I’m going to sit down with City and see what’s best for both sides, he said.
We’re in the middle of the season and we want to win a lot of important trophies. We can win all three of them, or zero, or one. Now is not a good time to talk about [my future].
Bernardo has been in excellent form this season, missing just one game and establishing the Cityzens as Premier League championship favorites.