Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior is to remain with our Red Bulls for the long term. After the 26-year-old Brazilian spent the last half a year on loan from English Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion, we have given him a contract until 30 June 2024.
Bernardo had been part of our team from 2016, before he left to join RB Leipzig and then Brighton. The defender is now returning to Salzburg, for whom he has made a total of 41 appearances.
Sporting director Christoph Freund:
This transfer became possible above all because all parties expressed a great willingness to make it happen. One of the strengths of Bernardo is that he can play in several defensive positions. He also has a lot of experience by now with which he can help our team.
I am very pleased that my future has now been clarified and that I'm back at FC Red Bull Salzburg. My full concentration is now on preparing for the new season, as we really have a lot ahead of us.