David Silva signs new Manchester City contract


The Spanish midfielder has penned a new one-year deal at the club, who are currently threatening to run away with the Premier League title

David Silva has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester City, the club has confirmed.

The Spain international, who has been at the Etihad Stadium since 2010, has put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2020.

Silva has been in exceptional form thus far this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side threatening to run away with the Premier League title.

He has provided eight assists and scored one goal in 14 league appearances thus far as City have an eight-point lead from Manchester United at the top of the table.

“I am so happy to have committed my future to City,” the 31-year-old told City’s official website.

“I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved at City in my seven-and-a-half seasons here and with Pep in charge, I feel we are in a great position to win trophies this season and beyond.

“The style of football we are playing is a pleasure to be a part of and I look forward to winning more titles in the years to come.”

Director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are very pleased with this announcement. Not only has David Silva been central to the Club’s success over recent years, he remains one of the team’s key players.

“He has shown again this season that he is the best creative midfielder in English football and he will be very important in developing our talented young players in the coming years.”

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Silva is one of the most decorated players in the Premier League, having won the World Cup, two European Championships, two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups.

A classy midfielder, Silva started his career at Valencia, only otherwise playing for Eibar and Celta in loan deals, and won the World Cup with Spain just days before his £24 million move to the Etihad Stadium in 2010.

City, who beat Southampton 2-1 thanks to a last-minute Raheem Sterling goal in midweek, will face the sternest test of their season December 10, when they face Manchester United after clashes with West Ham and Shakhtar Donetsk.





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