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Bernardo Silva would welcome Portuguese duo joining him at Manchester City

Bernardo Silva has been voted the Etihad Player of the Season.

Portuguese pair João Félix and Bruno Fernandes would be fine additions at Manchester City this summer, compatriot Bernardo Silva believes.

Both players have had their names linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium after stellar seasons in their homeland.

Félix, still just 19, captured the attention of the continent with a stunning Europa League hat-trick capping off his impressive campaign with c.

Across Lisbon, Fernandes has starred for Sporting CP, contributing 28 goals and 14 assists from midfield in a phenomenal campaign.

A host of clubs have stepped up their interest in them, including City, whose current Portuguese star remained tight-lipped on whether the club have enquired about them.

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“I think they are players who have shown in our league that they have a lot of quality,” Silva told Portuguese outlet RTP.

“They could maybe go to leagues with more competitive clubs, without being critical of our league and clubs.

“Felix is a kid who is 19. He’s very young, has a giant margin for progression and has shown that if he works and makes the right choices, could have a brilliant career.

“He could play for the best clubs in the world and can be part of a group that few players can reach.

“Bruno is a little older, a guy who is my age and has had unbelievable numbers. He can play in more competitive leagues and enjoy a great career.

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“Have City asked me about them? I don’t answer that.”

Silva has been a key player for the Citizens since joining in 2017, winning the Premier League title in each of his two seasons in Manchester.

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