Barca will find it very difficult to convince Bernardo – Pep

Pep Guardiola Irobiko Chimezie

Pep Guardiola has joked that his former side Barcelona will have a difficult time trying to sign Manchester City‘s Bernardo Silva this summer.

Reports in Spain have claimed the Catalan club will try to sign the Portuguese midfielder should they lose Frenkie de Jong this summer. 

But City manager Guardiola has appeared to quash any talk of Bernardo leaving the Etihad Stadium, when asked about the player’s future at a golf hotel in Mallorca.

“They would have a difficult time [trying to sign Bernardo],” said Guardiola, before smiling and saying nothing else on the matter.


Norwich defender Andrew Omobamidele has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until 2026.

The Republic of Ireland international made five Premier League appearances last season as the Canaries were relegated to the Championship.

His availability was restricted by injury, limiting him to just one outing following the appointment of head coach Dean Smith in November.

“He is a young player who has got an awful lot of potential,” Smith told the club website.

“I am really looking forward to working with him. He has got through his injury problems now and things are looking up for him.”

Centre-back Omobamidele has played 14 league games for Norwich since joining the club’s academy in 2019 and scored his first goal in October’s 2-1 loss to Leeds at Carrow Road.