The agent most known for representing Cristiano Ronaldo has offered Real Madrid the chance to sign a world-class player.
Real Madrid and James Rodriguez parted ways a couple of weeks ago as the Colombia international ended up joining Everton. The attacking midfielder’s departure meant that super-agent Jorge Mendes now does not have any clients at the Santiago Bernabeu, which has had economic consequences on the Portuguese’s venture.
Los Blancos are a major source of revenue for all of its stakeholders and it is normal for an agent to suffer when he does not have a single player at the club as opposed to three or four back in the day. Mendes has now offered one of the best players under his agency to Real Madrid, according to Don Balon.
Zinedine Zidane has now been given the opportunity to welcome Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva into his roster. The former Monaco star is one of the best players at Pep Guardiola’s disposal but has fallen down the pecking order lately. Guardiola now prefers the likes of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden over him.
Ferran Torres’ arrival at the Etihad Stadium has cast further doubts over Bernardo’s importance and it is reported that he would be willing to move elsewhere to play regularly. The Portugal international is a regular fixture under Fernando Santos at the national setup and wants to keep that up by playing more often on the club level.
With that said, Zidane is open with the prospect of signing the player. While he does have the likes of Federico Valverde, Martin Odegaard, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric to run the midfield, the manager believes Bernardo Silva to be a good right winger who may score a decent number of goals. Florentino Perez however thinks otherwise.
Perez is of the opinion that a player of Bernardo Silva’s characteristic will not do much good to the current squad that already boasts some world-class names. Besides the team factor coming into the play, the 26-year-old will occupy a sizeable wage at the Santiago Bernabeu and put the plans of signing Eduardo Camavinga and Kylian Mbappe at threat.
In both aspects, Florentino Perez has made the right decision. Zidane needs a goal-scoring player if at all a signing is to be made and not a midfielder considering the options already available. Bernardo Silva will also fall under the category of an expensive signing, but his stature is not even the most marketable making it a commercially inviable option as well.