David Silva Opted Out of Spain's National Team in 2022

If we look at the squad that represented Spain in the World Cup 2022 which was held in Doha, Qatar, many veterans of the country were missing from the young squad. David Silva was one of them besides Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, and Andres Iniesta. Spain's coach was betting on younger players such as Pedri, 19 years of age, Nico Williams and Ansu Fati who were 20 years of age, and Gavi who was the youngest goalkeeper from Spain, 18 years of age.

MAN CITY CONSIDERING €100M MOVE FOR RAFAEL LEAO

According to Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City could make a €100 million move to sign Portuguese forward Rafael Leao from AC Milan. The 23-year-old has been a key player for Milan since joining the club and helped them win the Scudetto last season. Leao has started this season in impressive form as well, and he will be crucial to their ambitions. The winger has four goals and eight assists to his name in 13 appearances across all competitions. Leao has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea as well. The Blues have been long-term admirers of the player, and they tried to sign him in the summer.

SILVA FINED FOR HURTING WOMAN

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva has been fined by a Spanish court for hurting a woman. The ex-Manchester City and Spanish senior national team midfielder was found guilty and then slammed with a fine of €1,080.

SILVA FEATURED IN ATLETICO DRAW

Real Sociedad playmaker David Silva was featured as his team could only play out a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid at home in the Spanish La Liga. David Silva and his Real Sociedad teammates had to come from behind to win a point from the game.

SILVA FEATURED IN LA LIGA OPENER

Veteran Real Sociedad midfielder David Silva was in the starting lineup for his team in their La Liga opener last weekend. David Silva was featured from the start as Real Sociedad began the new season on a winning note. Japan international Tafekusa Kubo scored the only goal of the game to give Real Sociedad a 1-0 victory at Cadiz.

LEEDS WANT PLAYER THAT FRANK LAMPARD COMPARED TO DAVID SILVA

Leeds are reportedly in talks to sign Juan Mata on a free transfer this summer – a player that Frank Lampard once likened to David Silva having played alongside the Spanish veteran at Chelsea. Mata, 34, is without a club after his £160,000-a-week (Spotrac) deal ended at Manchester United earlier this summer. It saw him leave Old Trafford after eight years, after joining the club in 2014, clocking up 285 appearances. Now without a club, the Spain international is looking for a new home.

CRYSTAL PALACE HAVE BIG ADVANTAGE OVER WEST HAM FOR NEXT DAVID SILVA

When Manu Garcia told Goal back in 2015 that he would relish the prospect of working with Patrick Vieira again in the future, it’s unlikely he was thinking about Crystal Palace and Selhurst Park. Garcia, at the time of Vieira’s cross-Atlantic switch from Manchester City’s U23s to the New York City FC hotseat, was one of the most promising young talents rising through the ranks at the Premier League giants. A twinkle-toed playmaker often likened to a young David Silva for his balletic footwork, outstanding awareness and eye for a defence-splitting pass.

LEEDS COMPETING WITH SOUTHAMPTON FOR MIDFIELDER LIKENED TO DAVID SILVA

Jesse Marsch’s Leeds United and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton are interested in signing James McAtee from Manchester City in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail. The report has claimed that Leeds and Southampton both want to sign Manchester City midfielder McAtee this summer. The youngster could be used to negotiations between Premier League champions City and Leeds over the transfer of England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

MAN CITY CAN LAND THEIR NEXT DAVID SILVA WITH ENZO FERNANDEZ

Manchester City have seen some big names make moves away from the Etihad Stadium in the past few years. Figures such as Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero have waved goodbye to the club in recent memory after becoming such integral and successful club figures. Another famous name that left the club after making a massive impact on not just City but on the Premier League is David Silva.

DAVID SILVA AGREES TO EXTEND REAL SOCIEDAD CONTRACT BY A YEAR

Veteran Spanish playmaker David Silva has agreed a one-year contract extension at Real Sociedad. The former Manchester City star, 36, was set to see his contract expire at the end of the season but has signed up for another 12 months.

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