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David Silva names his successor at Man City

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Manchester City star David Silva reckons that Bernardo Silva is the man to take over from him when he eventually leaves

The Spanish midfielder is regarded as a vital member of the City squad following an impressive eight years.

However, Silva announced in September that he will leave City at the end of his contract in 2020 for Spanish second division club Las Palmas.

The 32-year-old continues to be in sparkling form at City with seven goals and two assists in 15 games this season.

But Silva insists that his looming departure from the Etihad Stadium is of no concern due to there already being a ready-made replacement in Bernardo.

“Bernardo is a brilliant player with lots of quality and works very hard,” Silva told the club website.

“He’s got a huge amount of quality. Football moves on, players come, and players go.

“But there’s always someone to come in and fill your shoes and we’re lucky that we’ve got lots of players to do that.”

City will travel to West Ham in their next Premier League fixture on November 24.