David Silva discusses next move, won’t make U-turn on leaving City

Date published: Wednesday 20th May 2020 7:09

David Silva has admitted he is still unsure about where he will be playing his football next season, but insists he won’t be reversing his decision to leave Manchester City.

The Spaniard confirmed ahead of the current campaign that it would be his last with City, bringing an end to a ten-year spell at the Etihad.

He has been linked with several clubs around Europe, including Italian giants AC Milan who have reportedly held talks with the player’s agent.

But in an interview with AS, cited on Goal, the 34-year-old revealed he is still uncertain where his upcoming move will take him after the coronavirus pandemic meant he had to put the search for his next team on hold.

“Everything is on standby, there’s nothing for now,” Silva said.

“My family ask me all the time but my answer is that everything is stopped.

“I’m back in training again and looking at places where I feel I can be at 100 per cent. Some friends text me with stories saying I’m going to this place or this other place, but they actually know more than me.

“Honestly, now I’m waiting that we go through all this situation.”



Silva has also ruled out delaying his departure from the reigning Premier League champions in order to say a proper goodbye to City fans.

It is extremely unlikely that crowds will be allowed into stadiums by the time the Premier League season ends, meaning Silva’s final appearances in a sky blue shirt will be behind-closed-doors.

But Silva is determined to stick to his decision to leave after achieving all he wanted to during his time in England.

“When I say something, I go forward with it. That’s how I feel it”, he added.

“I’ve had 10 years in Manchester and I’ve accomplished what I wanted to. My era ends here, but I will always have this club in my heart for everything I’ve lived here.

“From the first moment I’ve been treated in an incredible way. Here in Manchester you are really respected, people show me a lot of adoration. But now my family and myself need another challenge.

”To play football, there is a perfect atmosphere. And to live as a footballer too, it’s a calm life over here.

“The only bad point is the weather but you can actually feel really good here. Those 10 years have even gone very fast now that I look back.”

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