In a shocking revelation made this Tuesday during a public event, David Silva confirmed next season will be his last at Man City.
The summer of 2020 will make 10 full seasons in which David Silva will be a player for Man City, the Spanish winger announced he will call it quits by then on Tuesday.
It’s been a spectacular period of time in which the player from the Canary Islands has been a part of this institution.
He was absolutely essential in the Citizens’ four Premier League titles that basically put them on the map in English football.
Silva’s career has always been linked to success both for his club and his country.
He is also an integral part of the Spanish side that won the back to back World Cup and two European Championships between 2008 and 2012.
For a last season with the Citizens, David couldn’t ask for a better way to leave this club.
The veteran player took over the squad’s captaincy after Vincent Kompany left this season, he will end this successful run with the band around his arm.
David came to England from Valencia CF during the 2010 season as one of Manchester City’s biggest transfers, he quickly became one of the best Spanish midfielders to ever grace the Premier League.
There are very few titles left for Silva to win, but he will try to get them during his final season as one of the most active players of the institution at the age of 33.
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When asked about the future for him and if he would renew his contract past the year 2020, Silva responded: “No, this is the last one – 10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me,” said Silva via Cadena Ser.
“Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 years. It completes the cycle. It’s a nice round figure. I can never see myself playing against City for another team. So 10 years – that’s it.”
About his life after Manchester City, David also mentioned that playing his retirement at Las Palmas would be something he could stand behind but there is nothing certain yet.
“I would like to end my career with Las Palmas, but I don’t know,” said Silva.
“Football changes. Who knows? But I would love to finish my career here in Las Palmas. It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here to play in the Second Division with this team.”
And finally, Silva also mentioned the last title he needs to win at Manchester City, which he will try to accomplish during the final 12 months left on his contract.
“Winning the Champions League would be perfect,” he added.
“We haven’t been able to achieve that goal yet but if every year is like last season, I would sign for it right now.”
“When I was a kid, I never thought I would achieve everything I have done. So for me I’m more than happy with what I have achieved in my time at City.”
David Silva y las hermanas Ruano se unen a la campaña Stop Violencia dirigida por el Grupo Anfi contra la violencia de género. El actor Will Mellor y el corredor de rally Mads Ostberg también los acompañan. pic.twitter.com/zUIr6noObk
— Antena 3 Canarias (@Antena3Canarias) June 25, 2019
David Silva was a gift for Pep Guardiola.
When Pep Guardiola initially came to Manchester City as a complete outsider with new concepts to teach the players, he was grateful for David Silva.
There was an experienced player who completely understood the type of football that Pep adores, he helped the manager teach his concepts to the rest a lot faster than anybody expected.
After only one season with no major trophies won, David Silva will remain as one of the figures that jump-started this revolution at Manchester City under the Catalan manager.
It was obvious that Pep would give David the team’s captaincy, it is only fitting for him to lift all the trophies they win next season during his final year.
Together, both Spaniards will give it one last shot at possibly winning the UEFA Champions League as an even more established side.
It’s already been two straight seasons filled with domestic success, Silva is convinced that lifting that continental trophy would be his perfect swan song as a player for the Citizens.
The Canarian will also remember the support he got from Pep Guardiola when his premature son was born, that is a humane gesture few managers have when it’s needed.
Ser padre es ser niño otra vez 😍🎈 pic.twitter.com/WckQDe5hdB
— David Silva (@21LVA) June 20, 2019
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