Valencia wide man joins Champions League hopefuls.
Manchester City have agreed a £29million deal with Valencia for Spain international David Silva.
The 24-year-old, who had also been courted by Real Madrid and Chelsea, is now expected to finalise terms on a four year contract worth around £160,000 a week.
City delegates have been in Spain to iron out the deal amid concerns that Chelsea may step in at the eleventh hour but are confident everything is now in place.
They plan to team the silky midfielder with Yaya Toure and James Milner in a revamped side geared not just for Champions League qualification but a title push.
City are still searching for a right-back and will add a striker too before the end of the window but Silva has been a priority, as revealed in Sportsmail last month.
The one-time Mancheser United target had been keen on a move to Chelsea but they were unwilling to match cash-strapped Valencia’s valuation. (Daily Mail)
If indeed this source hasn’t gotten ahead of itself then this is a great deal Roberto Mancini has sealed. The 24 year old Valencia man has been one of the stars of La Liga over the past four seasons and is the type of player that has fans on the edge of their seats.
More importantly than that though is the fact that Manchester City have signed someone capable of providing ample ammunition for their numerous strikers to finish off. It did seem at one point that Chelsea were leading the chase for the pint sized winger and that perhaps the Spanish international would opt to stay in his homeland but it seems that he was impressed by the potential the Eastlands side has in abundance and indeed if Mancini can follow up this capture with the likes of Yaya Toure and James Milner then they will surely be a good bet for a top four challenge next term.