It is looking increasingly likely that Manchester City’s Spanish international superstar forward David Silva will soon be leaving the Etihad Stadium for a return to Spain.
Silva, now 31, has been an unmitigated success during his time at City since his move from Valencia back in 2010 for £24 million. But, according to Spanish news outlet Elgoldigital, Silva will not be extending his Manchester City career when his contract expires in 2019, and has already agreed terms with Las Palmas to join them once he has served his time at the Etihad – on the understanding they are a top flight Spanish club when he is free to join them.
Despite an influx of players over the duration of his time at City, and having played under several managers, Silva has been a consistent and integral part of the City lineup, playing at a very high standard despite his advancing years. He helped City to break the stranglehold of the Premier League trophy by neighbours United and although they have never been able to keep a consistent grip on the title, it has not been through a lack of effort or production by the diminutive Spanish star, who will surely go down as a City great in years to come.
DAVID SILVA – MANCHESTER CITY FACTFILE
- League Appearances : 220
- League Goals : 39
- Cup Appearances : 36
- Cup Goals : 4
- European Appearances : 50
- European Goals : 8
- Premier League Winners : 2 (2011/12, 2013/14)
- FA Cup Winners : 1 (2010/11)
- Football League Cup Winners : 2 (2013/14, 2015/16)
- Community Shield Winners : 1 (2012)
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