David Silva has announced his plans to leave Manchester City at the end of 2019-20 season. The Spaniard has decided not to extend his current contract which ends next summer.
The creative midfielder joined Manchester City from Valencia in 2010. Since joining the club Silva has made himself a club legend at Etihad Stadium.
He has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cup in his time at Manchester City so far.
However, Silva has also announced he won’t join any other Premier League club after his contract ends next summer.
“This is the last one,” Silva told reporters. “Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time.
“Initially the club were talking about two years [contract] 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!”
Talking about the missing European glory for the club Silva said,
“We haven’t been able to achieve that goal yet of winning the Champions League but if every year is like last season I would sign for it right now,” he added.
“When I was a kid, I never thought I would achieve everything I have done, so I’m more than happy with what I have achieved in my 10 years at City.
“The respect people have shown me and the way people in Manchester have treated me has been unbelievable. That’s what I really like, the recognition they have given me.
“I’ve got a family now and it’s about priorities. I want to spend more time with the family. I’ve got another year at Manchester City so we will see what happens after that.”
Speaking about his future after Manchester City, David Silva hinted at a possible return to his first club, Las Palmas. But only if they are promoted to first division next season.
“Not China,” Silva said of his next destination. “I don’t know. My girlfriend decides for me!
“I would love to finish my career in Las Palmas but football changes. Who knows? It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here [to Las Palmas] to play in the second division with this team.”