& # 39; I have the emptiness of having a little early away … I think I'll go back & # 39 ;: Man City star Bernardo Silva opens door to Benfica back, after & # 39; he left the club too early to join Monaco in 2014
- Bernardo Silva had just cracked Benfica's first team when he left in 2014
- Midfielder first came to Monaco on loan and then a year later permanently
- Now at Manchester City, Silva wants to return to Benfica later in his career
- He acknowledged a & # 39; emptiness & # 39; after he left the Portuguese club as soon as possible
- Silva spoke for City's punishment for violating Financial Fair Play
Manchester City star Bernardo Silva admits he emptied a & # 39; feels like & # 39; t Benfica & # 39; a little early & # 39; left and has indicated that he wants to play for the Portuguese club later in his career.
The 25-year-old midfielder left the Estadio da Luz after just three first-team appearances to sign for Monaco in August 2014.
After impressing in France, Portugal international Silva moved to Manchester City in the summer of 2017 for £ 43.5 million.
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva would like to play for Benfica later in his career
The Portuguese midfielder said he emptied a & # 39; & # 39; feels after he left Benfica at such a young age
He has since become a key part of Pep Guardiola's side, winning back-to-back Premier League titles such as the FA Cup and two League Cups.
But Silva says he has a desire to return to Benfica, where he & # 39; s out of & # 39; rows of & # 39; e academy came, later in his career.
& # 39; I've said it several times before: I've been away from this a little early, so I think I'll go back, & # 39; he told Eleven Sports as reported by Record.
& # 39; If they want me there, I think I'll go back. & # 39;
City are now being monitored following UEFA's decision to ban them from European football
Bernardo received instructions from City manager Pep Guardiola during a recent fixture
Silva has contributed seven goals and seven assists in 34 games for City this season, but turbulent times await the & # 39; s club.
UEFA & # 39; s Club Financial Control Body announced on Friday that City will be banned from the Champions League for two seasons following a violation of Financial Fair Play regulations.
The club intends to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the verdict has raised questions about the future of key players, including Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, as well as manager Pep Guardiola.
Silva made his comments before the news broke on Friday.