David Silva leaves Manchester City after a decade of glory
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Manchester City’s favourite midfielder David Silva has now decided to depart. Silva will move to Real Sociedad for a two-year deal till the summer of 2022. There was no surprise that the 34-year-old’s signing was going to be a big affair and the same was witnessed when Real Sociedad’s website went down immediately after the deal confirmation.
The initial reports suggested that Serie A giants Lazio were leading the bid for David Silva but eventually it was Sociedad who got him. The man will be back to La Liga after leaving Valencia a decade ago when he moved to Manchester City. The player will be coming on a free transfer after leaving his previous club and will be seen in the pre-season with the first team.
Silva’s Farewell to Man City
The Spanish legendary mid-fielder will be donning the number 21 jersey once again which was earlier worn by Odegaard in Real Sociedad when he was on a loan from Real Madrid. David Silva will always be a legend for Man City as they have decided to bring up a statue for the main man outside the Etihad Stadium.
Silva made 436 appearances for the Pep Guardiola managed side. He made the club a footballing power house and dominated most of the teams worldwide in the past 4-5 years. With four Premier League titles, five League Cups, two FA Cups and three Community shields. David Silva indeed was a star to the club and played a key role in their transformation. The man went last time on the field in that light blue jersey in the quarter final match of UCL 2019/20 against Lyon.
The fans were emotional after the player’s exit and took to twitter by expressing their feelings and love for the exceptional midfielder. Even the team’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak expressed his feelings by describing Silva as “a transformational player”. David Silva will surely be missed at City’s camp and someone will have big shoes to fill in his place.