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Man City star Bernardo Silva opens the door to Benfica after admitting that he had left the club early

“I have the emptiness to have left a little early … I think I will go back”: Man City star Bernardo Silva opens the door to Benfica after admitting he came out of the club too early to come to Monaco in 2014

  • Bernardo Silva had just squatted the first Benfica team when he left in 2014
  • Midfielder first came on loan to Monaco and then permanently a year later
  • Now in Manchester City, Silva wants to return to Benfica later in his career
  • He admitted a ‘void’ after he had left the Portuguese club so quickly
  • Silva spoke for City’s punishment for infringements on Financial Fair Play

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva admits that he feels ’emptiness’ after leaving Benfica ‘a little early’ and hinting that he wants to play for the Portuguese club later in his career.

The 25-year-old midfielder left the Estadio da Luz after only three first team appearances to sign for Monaco in August 2014.

After impressing in France, the international Silva moved to Manchester City in Portugal for £ 43.5 million in the summer of 2017.

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City wants to play for Benfica again later in his career

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City wants to play for Benfica again later in his career

The midfielder in Portugal said he felt a “void” after leaving Benfica at such a young age

He has since become an important part of Pep Guardiola’s side and has won back-to-back Premier League titles, as well as the FA Cup and two League Cups.

But Silva says he has a desire to return to Benfica, where he left the academy later in his career.

“I’ve said it several times: I’ve left the void to have left a little early, so I think I’ll be back,” he told Eleven Sports as reported by Entry.

“If they want me there, I think I’ll come back.”

The city is now being scrutinized following UEFA's decision to ban them from European football

The city is now being scrutinized following UEFA's decision to ban them from European football

The city is now being scrutinized following UEFA’s decision to ban them from European football

Bernardo received instructions from city manager Pep Guardiola during a recent competition

Bernardo received instructions from city manager Pep Guardiola during a recent competition

Bernardo received instructions from city manager Pep Guardiola during a recent competition

Silva contributed seven goals and seven assists this season to City for 34 games, but turbulent times await the club.

UEFA’s financial control agency announced Friday that City will be banned from the Champions League for two seasons after violating financial Fair Play rules.

The club plans to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the judgment has questioned the future of key players, including Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, as well as manager Pep Guardiola.

Silva made his comments prior to the news that became known on Friday.

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