Transfer: Silva close to joining Barcelona

Manchester City attacking midfielder, Bernardo Silva, is closing in on a transfer to Barcelona this summer.

Silva has been linked with a move to Barcelona for some time, but the Catalan club’s finances have held up the deal.

However, Barcelona has pulled another “economic lever” by securing a third loan against their future income.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, the loans, which have partly come from selling the club’s TV rights, have enabled the Blaugrana to bring in a chunk of badly needed capital this summer.

The report added that personal terms are no issue between Barcelona and Silva’s camp.

Silva helped Man City to win the Premier League title last season.

Transfer: Silva close to joining Barcelona