EPL: I’ll pull strings to get Neves join Man City over United – Silva

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Portugal international, Bernardo Silva has said he would pull some ‘strings’ to get Benfica midfielder, Joao Neves to join Manchester City over Premier League rival, Manchester United.

Silva and Neves are both international teammates with the Portugal national team.

Neves is enjoying a breakout year with Benfica, stepping in the team to replace Enzo Fernandez who left to join Chelsea for £105million in January.

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The 19-year-old is admired by Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes who wants him to join the Red Devils in the near future.

However, speaking recently during an appearance at a gala event in Lisbon, Silva said, “Joao Neves in the Premier League? I think that players with quality can play in any championship. I see him very focused on his club, which is the most important thing at the moment, a very young player but with a very promising future ahead of him.

“He arrived at the national team, settled in and integrated very well. He’s another one to help, if the coach thinks so, to help us help win the European Championship.

“For City instead of United? If I can, I will pull strings for Joao Neves to go to Man City. I’d like to see João joining City instead of Man United, of course.”

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