Al Nasser is reportedly considering a move for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva ahead of next season.
In a surprising turn of events, Hakim Zech’s hopes of joining Al-Nassr were dashed.
When the Moroccan midfielder failed a medical with the Saudi Pro League, it left him uncertain about his club future.
Zech was lined up for a £17 million move from Chelsea to Al Nasser, but a medical with an underlying knee problem collapsed the deal.
While Zech’s transfer is over, Al Nassr is not holding back on strengthening his squad. Instead, they have turned their attention to another Premier League star.
According to CBS Sports, Nassr sees Silva as his main target and will rely on the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo to lure the Portuguese playmaker.
Ronaldo and Silva have been teammates in the Portuguese national team, and their partnership could potentially extend to the club level in Saudi Arabia. At 28 years old, Silva is considered to be in his prime and would be an important acquisition for Saudi football.
Silva, who has been instrumental in Manchester City’s recent successes, including their treble-winning campaign last season, has been with the club for six seasons. His performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, where he scored twice in a 4–0 victory, demonstrated his skills and impact on the pitch.
While Nassr is desperate to sign Silva, it remains to be seen whether Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola will be willing to let go of the influential midfielder. Guardiola has already seen Ilkay Gundogan leave for Barcelona and missed out on signing Declan Rice, making Silva’s potential departure a major decision for the club.