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Silva confirms he will leave Manchester City after the 2019/2020 season

Manchester City star David Silva has confirmed that he would be parting ways with the club when his contract expires at the end of next season. The Spaniard has been with the Citizens for the past nine years and the 33-year-old has said that he would prefer to complete a decade with the team before considering a fresh challenge away from the Premier League.

Speaking to reporters, Silva revealed that the Citizens were initially planning to keep him until the summer of 2021 but he opted to intervene and reduce the contract length by 12 months, he said: “No, this is the last one - 10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me. Initially, City were talking about two years, 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.”

Meanwhile, Silva has regularly spoken about the prospect of returning to hometown Gran Canaria to play for Las Palmas and when asked about the same, the midfielder indicated that the move would be dependent on whether the club can return to the Spanish top-flight, he said: “I would like to do that, but I don’t know. Football changes. Who knows? But I would love to finish my career here in Las Palmas. It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here to play in the Second Division with this team.”

Silva has been one of the most consistent performers for the Citizens in the past nine seasons and during this period, the club have lifted the Premier League crown on four occasions. As such, he has etched his name as one of the club’s legends and it remains to be seen whether he can conclude his final season with the team with a hat-trick of Premier League titles while getting his hands on the prestigious Champions League crown.

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