New contract for Silva.
David Silva is the latest big name, world star to pledge his long-term future to Manchester City, by agreeing a new five-year contract to run until summer 2017.
The attacking midfielder follows in the boot prints of international stars including England keeper Joe Hart and Belgium and Blues skipper Vincent Kompany who have also committed their long term future to the Blues this summer as the Club seeks to solidify a core of key talent within its squad.
The news is a big and timely boost ahead of Tuesday night’s Uefa Champions League blockbuster in the Bernabeu against Real Madrid when Silva will return to his home land for the second time in City colours.
“I’m very pleased because I’ve been here for two years now and I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people. So now I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me,” he beamed.
“We’ve won the Premier League title and two other trophies too, and the team is growing and we are now aiming at the Champions League and so that also is another reason to want to stay here and try and win it. As I said, I feel very comfortable here and I want to try and win trophies like those.
SOURCE: Man City Official Website
David Silva has ended speculation linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid by putting pen-to-paper on a new five-year deal at the Etihad.
The Spaniard has been mooted for a return to Spain, quite possibly because he is the only regular starter in the national team who doesn’t play for either Real or Barcelona (barring Fernando Torres).
Silva’s new deal follows a similar six-year contract for captain Vincent Kompany, as the Champions look to tie their biggest stars down long-term, and the pair may well prove the most important signings City have made in the past 12 months. Both are quality players who were instrumental to City’s historic title win at different ends of the pitch and will only get better as they reach their peak.
There was always a sense that either Real or Barca, and no-one else, could have tempted the stunning Silva to leave City and return to his homeland but now 26, this deal will take Silva through to his thirties and the La Liga giants rarely buy players past their best, meaning Silva could end his days at Eastlands.
David Silva’s deal is said to be to the tune of £200k a week according to the Daily Mail.
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