Barcelona President Joan Laporta announced that Barcelona and Manchester City of Pep Guardiola will play a charity match on 24th August.
However, the match between Barcelona and Manchester City of Pep Guardiola is to help raise funds for for ALS research. Moreover, Pep Guardiola was also present when the news was announced.
There are rumours that Barcelona are looking to sign City player Bernardo Silva. And the future of Bernardo Silva topic came up in their meet.
The president of Barcelona joked about the likelihood of the Portuguese superstar playing that game for Barcelona.
Guardiola responded by saying that City will be “Bernardo Silva and ten more” on August 24 at the Camp Nou.
“Two clubs like Barcelona and Manchester City, the names are varied, there’s a lot of them,” said Guardiola.
“Right now I think Bernardo will continue with us. Our goal, as a club, is for him to stay with us, but I have always said I don’t want players that don’t want to be with us.
“But Bernardo is important and I think he will stay. It’s true he could be with Barcelona, I don’t know what will happen.”
Joan Laporta also said few things on the situation.
“I like to include the best players in Barcelona, we’re working hard to improve our team,” said Laporta.
“The people responsible for that are talking about players, and beyond having a bit of a joke, I don’t think this is the right moment.
“We’re working for the best team next season.”