Manchester City Star Plays Down Real Madrid Move Speculation

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Spanish midfielder says he is happy in Manchester.

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Manchester City midfielder David Silva has played down speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid this January, according to ESPN.

The Spaniard has been at the Etihad Stadium since 2010 when he signed from La Liga side Valencia, and has become a highly influential player for the club and one of the best in his position in the whole Premier League.

With Real Madrid missing the influence of Mesut Ozil after selling the German international playmaker to Arsenal in the summer, it was thought that they may look to Silva, a player similar in style, to replace the 24-year-old at the Bernabeu this season.

However, Silva has dismissed these rumours and insisted he is not looking to leave his current club as he is happy, and pointed out that he had signed a contract extension with the club and intended to honour it.

“I’m very happy in Manchester and I think this is similar to what happens every year,” he said. “There are always rumours and, in the end, the player has to be calm. I renewed my contract because I am happy over there [in Manchester].”

Real Madrid have also been said to be chasing Silva’s Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero as they eye some big-name purchases this January to follow up their world-record £85m signing of Gareth Bale during the summer transfer window.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez remains another player high on the Spanish giants’ list.

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