The midfielder is nearing full recovery since sustaining a severe knee injury last December, and hasn't featured in the team since.
The Sun has claimed that both the Manchester sides are in the market for a midfielder and have identified Sergio Busquets as a potential target.
'I'm so grateful - thanks so much to the club for picking him up, ' Guardiola told the club's official website.
"We know it's going to be a special day because it's the first Premier League game at the Amex, and the first Premier League game for the club".
"We don't want to take any risks".
'Bernardo played his first minutes and he was immediately ready to play. But Busquets has always been rumoured to be looking for a reunion with Pep Guardiola, who is set to make a mega money move for the defensive midfielder. "In those terms, we're so happy".
Pep Guardiola is hoping to give the Germany global, who damaged a cruciate ligament in December, some game time when City travel to Spain for a training camp next week. Their Costa Bravo Trophy match-up with Girona is scheduled for 15 August. FC Barcelona have already been rocked by the departure of Neymar and might not offload any more players this summer.
"This trip is a great opportunity for Pep to work with his full squad in an intensive training camp", said Begiristain after the friendly was confirmed at the end of July. Intelligent players don't need time to be involved in the way we want to play.
"The game itself promises to be a fantastic spectacle, as Girona finalise their own preparations for their debut campaign in La Liga".
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is grateful to the club's board for the signing of "intelligent" playmaker Bernardo Silva, who the Catalan believes is ready to make an immediate Premier League impact.