David Silva Reveals Upcoming 10th Season with Manchester City Will Be His Last

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJune 25, 2019

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David Silva has said the upcoming 2019-20 season will be his last at Manchester City as he intends to leave the club when his contract expires. 

Silva, 33, joined City from Valencia in 2010 and recently said it would be the "perfect time" to leave the Etihad Stadium after celebrating a decade of service, per the Mirror's David McDonnell:

“No, this is the last one - 10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me.

“Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 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.”

Silva made 50 appearances for City across all competitions this season and remained an important member of Pep Guardiola's side as they successfully defended the Premier League title.

The veteran has been present for all four of City's Premier League trophy successes since he arrived from La Liga almost 10 years ago and continues to have an essential contribution.

Silva illustrated his ongoing worth to the club's silverware hopes when he made the initial incision against Watford before they strode to a 6-0 demolition in this season's FA Cup final:

The Emirates FA Cup @EmiratesFACup

🧙‍♂️ | @21LVA puts @ManCity in front! #EmiratesFACupFinal https://t.co/y8TW710556

The puppeteer hails from Arguineguin in Gran Canaria, Spain and went on to say he would be interested in joining hometown club Las Palmas.

"I would like to do that, but I don't know," he said. "Football changes. Who knows? But I would love to finish my career here in Las Palmas. It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here to play in the second division with this team."

That remark, in particular, gives Las Palmas extra motivation to get back into La Liga this coming season, knowing they have a fond admirer who may be willing to join in Silva.

Squawka broke down the player's career in England's top flight:

Squawka Football @Squawka

David Silva for Man City in the Premier League era: • Most games • Most wins • Most assists And four Premier League titles to show for it. 🧙‍♂️ https://t.co/XrtUWpPEAi

Goal shared footage of Silva's strike against Hull City during a 2013-14 Premier League clash: 

Goal @goal

What has been David Silva's best moment in a City shirt? https://t.co/vjtPiJGldw

Along with Vincent Kompany—who will leave City this summer to join Belgian club Anderlecht as player-manager—Silva is one of the few world-class stars who helped bridge the gap between City eras.

Silva helped lay the foundation for the current success City is achieving, and future players will benefit greatly from his loyalty to the club during such a formative period.


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