City new boy allays injury fears

New Manchester City signing Bernardo Silva has moved to ease concerns over the ankle injury he sustained at the Confederations Cup for Portugal.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who will join the Citizens in a £43 million deal from Monaco next month, injured his ankle in the act of scoring against New Zealand on Saturday.

Fernando Santos' side went on to record a 4-0 victory in their final Group A match to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament in Russia, where they are likely to meet Chile or Germany.

Silva did not emerge from the tunnel for the second half, having doubled the Seleccao's lead in the 37th minute, sparking fears that serious damage had been done to his ankle.

However, the Benfica youth product took to Twitter on Sunday to reveal that initial scans showed nothing more than a sprain.

"Thanks a lot for all your support messages. Everything is fine with my ankle," he wrote on the social media platform.

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