BERNARDO SILVA has handed Manchester City a huge boost by signing a new six-year deal at the Etihad.
SunSport revealed on March 3 that the Portuguese international, 24, was in advanced talks over an improved contract.
And now the champions have confirmed their £43million signing from Monaco will be staying with them until at least 2025.
The new deal will see a significant pay rise on his existing deal – which is believed to be worth around £100,000 per week.
Bernardo took a while to find his feet in England but has been a revelation for Pep Guardiola‘s quadruple-hunting side this season.
His performances have earned him admiring glances from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent months.
But City have moved quickly to tie down another of their young stars for the long-term.
And on the new deal, Bernardo said: “It’s an honour to extend my deal with Manchester City,” Bernardo said.
“This club offers everything a player needs to fulfil their ambitions and there’s nowhere else I want to be.
“As soon as I heard City wanted me to stay longer, my mind was made up. I love the club, the manager, the players and the fans.
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“The style of football we play here excites me, and I am determined to win more silverware. City gives me the best chance of doing that.”
Guardiola is a huge fan of Bernardo and even when he was not getting in the side last season he assured the midfielder he would always be part of his squad.
This season he has become a huge fan favourite and his performances have meant that last season’s player of the year Kevin De Bruyne has hardly been missed during his injury lay-offs.
He follows Raheem Sterling, Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden in committing their long-term futures, with Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan both taking their time.