Barcelona had their sights on Manchester City attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva last summer. The Portuguese international was considering an exit from the Etihad, which put the Catalans on high alert. However, given the club’s financial situation, a transfer was never going to be a realistic prospect. In the end, though, Pep Guardiola and City convinced Silva to stay at the Etihad Stadium. He has thrived in the ongoing campaign, emerging as one of the Cityzens’ best players.