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David Silva: I won’t sign a new contract at Man City

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David Silva has no plans on signing a contract extension at Manchester City and instead intends to spend the twilight phase of his playing career at Las Palmas

The Spanish midfielder has become an integral member of the City squad over the past eight years.

But recently Silva’s time has largely been spent back in his native Spain with his son Mateo, who was born 15 weeks prematurely and struggled to stay alive as a result.

Therefore, once his City contract expires in 2020, Silva intends to return to Spain to be closer to his family.

He told BBC: “For City [I want to play for] two more seasons – what’s left on my contract,”

“After that, I don’t know. It depends on how I feel physically and mentally.

“I’ve always said that I’d like to play for Las Palmas – my local team. But we’ll see how things go in two years and take it all from there.

“I’d like [Mateo] to grow up where I’m from. That’s where I was brought up and I really hope he can have the same opportunities as I’ve had. I hope he likes sports and if he gets into football we’ll help him.”

Las Palmas are in the Spanish second division after being relegated from La Liga last season.

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