David Silva has signed a new 5-year-deal with Manchester City which sees him tied to the club until the summer of 2017. It’s the best possible news ahead of our mouthwatering Champions League Group D opener against Real Madrid tomorrow night.
Since signing for City, he has established himself as one if the most respected players in the Premier League. He made the official Premier League Team of the Year last season after providing more assists than any other player, proving he is a vital member of the City squad. It seems when Silva plays well, City play well, and the news of his new contract will be met with unanimous approval from City’s following.
Silva will be in his early 30s when this deal ends. How lucky we are to have such a fine player commit his best years as a professional to our club.
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.
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.
These last two years have gone very well and so let’s hope that the next five go as well or even better. The fans have always given me their support since I arrived here, and recently they‘ve been wanting me to sign, so hopefully this goes someway to thanking them for the affection they’ve shown towards me, something which also helped me decide to put pen to paper.
Silva will speak in more detail at a press conference this evening.