As per a report from the Independent this evening, Manchester City midfielder David Silva is set to make a move to the MLS come the end of the season.
Spanish veteran Silva, now 33, has been on the books at the Etihad since 2010, when he joined the Citizens from Valencia.
And the Los Che youth product has since gone on to establish himself as not only one of, if not the greatest player in City’s history, but also one of the finest to ever ply their trade in the Premier League.
Silva has proven one of the pillars in the Sky Blues’ emergence from the shadow of city rivals United, to one of European football’s genuine heavyweights.
All told, across 402 appearances in the colours of the English champions, the diminutive creator has directly contributed to over 200 goals.
This includes 4 assists in 5 league appearances to this point in the current campaign.
‘The last one’
However, despite remaining one of the key contributors in Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad, Silva himself confirmed back in June that he was set to call time on his City career come the end of the campaign:
‘This is the last one. Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me. Initially, City were talking about two [more] 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.’
As such, all that remained was for Silva to reveal where he intends to ply his trade from next season on.
And, as per the aforementioned report from the Independent this evening, the veteran has come to a decision on his future.
Silva is reportedly set to join MLS outfit Inter Miami, who happen to be partly-owned by David Beckham.
The midfielder is said to be excited by the prospect of becoming the face of the newly-formed outfit, with an announcement likely to be forthcoming in the near future.
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvans92a) September 19, 2019