David Silva joined Manchester City from Valencia. The year was 2010 and since then nor the player or club have looked back. A fee of £26million was reported to be the amount paid as of today looks a total steal going back a decade or so.
His contribution has been one phenomenal and his ability to just glide into every system and approach done by several managers during his days at Man City must be seen as his greatest advantage.
Reports about the 33 year old seeing an end of his time with Man City coming after the season finish, is of course sad news, with the player probably more years to offer. The main target and goal must to be to lift the Champions League trophy for the first time.
Silva, with 282 league appearances played, in those scored 54 goals, must be seen up there alongside, Colin Bell, Bert Trautman and Tony Book, among those seen as the greatest players ever.
Four Premier League winner medals, a World Cup and two Euro’s to add to that alongside the trophies from the FA Cup’s and EFL Cup’s makes him a player to really count in the “hall of fame”.
Silva officially retired from the international scene of the game in 2018, playing 125 games for Spain, in which he scored 35 goals.
This season one trophy is already in the cabinet, winning the Community Shield, and as we have seen the PL season is well on the road to another thrilling top place position under the management of Pep Guardiola.
Sadly for every Man City fan, David Silva, announced just before the season start that the 2019/20 will be his last in the sky blue colors.
He is still very important for his manager who have of course fielded his “little” diamond in the opening games in the Premier League season. Two good away wins against Bournemouth and West Ham and a draw at home to Tottenham, playing with total domination in all 90 minutes.
10 goals scored and only 2 let in for Man City in the PL, shows a new and great season is on, now also ready to compete in the Champions League campaign, drawn again.
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