David Silva has confirmed his exit from the club after a ten-year spell with Manchester City.
David Silva has confirmed that he will head into the exit door after the 2019/20 season with Manchester City. The Spaniard has gone on to become one of the finest players in the Premier League following a €28 million move from Valencia in 2010.
The 33-year-old played under Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini, and Pep Guardiola during his ten-year stay at the Etihad Stadium. The attacking midfielder has made 396 appearances for the club, scoring 71 and assisting further 129 while his joyous career. He has won the Premier League and League Cup four times, and FA Cup twice, proving immaculate to the Citizens.
At a press conference in Gran Canaria he said reaching a decade is the right time to call it a day. “This is the last one,” he said. “Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me. Initially, City were talking about two [more] 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.”
Ending his career at hometown club Las Palmas has long been Silva’s plan, but he indicated they will have to seal promotion to LaLiga for that move to be realistic.
“Not China,” Silva said of his next destination. “I don’t know. My girlfriend decides for me!
“I would love to finish my career in Las Palmas but football changes. Who knows? It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here [to Las Palmas] to play in the second division with this team.”
Here’s how Twitter has reacted..
David Silva says he’s leaving Manchester City at the end of next season.
“10 years – that’s it.”
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 26, 2019
The good news: There’s still one more season of David Silva at Manchester City 😁
The bad news: That’s all you’re getting ☹️
Next season will be the Spaniard’s last in the Premier League 🎩👏 pic.twitter.com/VkYugXQkz7
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 26, 2019
David Silva has confirmed that this season will be has last at Manchester City..
– 396 games 📋
– 71 goals ⚽️
– 129 assists 🎯
– 11 trophies 🏆
One of the greatest to ever grace the Premier League 👑 pic.twitter.com/wie5yWLwX1
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 26, 2019
🏆4 x Premier League
🏆4 x League Cup
🏆2 x FA Cup
⚽️Scorer in the 2018 League Cup Final
⚽️Scorer in 2019 FA Cup Final
— bwin (@bwin) June 26, 2019
David Silva: “Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me.
Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign [for] another one, so I finished at 10 years.” pic.twitter.com/crWIyJXI0w
— City Chief (@City_Chief) June 26, 2019
After Vincent Kompany’s exit from the club, City fans will be upset with the inevitable departure of David Silva in a year.