• Bernardo Silva has a contract with City until 2025
  • He moved from Monaco to City in 2017
  • Silva has won four league titles with City so far

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva's move to FC Barcelona is "possible," says Sergio Aguero. The former Barcelona and City forward added the Portuguese player will be "key" to boss Xavi Hernandez's style of play if he moves to Camp Nou.

Silva has a contract with Manchester City until 2025 and has a current market value of around $84 million, according to Transfermarkt. The 28-year-old has established himself as a regular at Manchester City and with Barcelona already struggling to raise finances for their existing new signings, any deal with the Catalans could be a complicated one.

Despite that, Aguero believes Silva could land in Barcelona much like what he did last summer. After spending a decade at Etihad Stadium, Aguero had decided to take a new challenge at Barcelona, but unfortunately, a heart issue forced him to end his La Liga career prematurely.

"Bernardo is a great player. He carries the ball, he sacrifices, has the quality to assist and score goals and he can play in different positions. It would surprise me if City let him go. He is a player who contributes a lot every season, but everything is possible," Aguero said in a recent interview, reported.

Silva, who is into his sixth season at City, joined the Premier League champions from Monaco at around $72 million. He has netted 48 goals and 51 assists in 253 competitive appearances for the club and has been instrumental in the success they have tasted over the years, including winning four league titles.

"If he finally arrives at Barca, then he will be someone who can be key to the possession game that Xavi likes," added Aguero.

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva AFP / Attila KISBENEDEK

Earlier this week, Silva opened up on his future at City, saying he had no idea about what was going to happen amid links with Barcelona.

"I've always said that I'm happy here but I have no idea what's going to happen. We'll see, honestly. My relationship with the club is very honest. I've been open with them and they know what I want. If I stay, I'm very happy and I will always respect this club and give all my best. If not, it's football and we'll just see what happens," Silva told ESPN.

Silva came off the bench in Manchester City's 2-0 win over West Ham in their Premier League opener last weekend. The defending champions are scheduled to face Bournemouth on Saturday.