David Silva has opened up on his favorite Manchester City teammates as he enters the final stage of his illustrious 10-year career at the Etihad
It’s Silva’s tenth and final season at Manchester City, as he has already revealed he will leave the reigning Premier League holders when his contract is up in the summer.
Since arriving from Valencia in 2010, the Spanish dynamo has helped bring City to prominence and gave a significant contribution to their efforts to establish themselves as the Premier League supreme force.
Indeed, Silva has been one of the pioneers of the most successful generation in the club’s history and one of the first signings of the Citizens’ wealthy owners.
During his remarkable ten-year stint in England, the 34-year-old has registered 424 appearances, shaping a trophy-laden era Manchester City fans have never got to witness before.
Now, his time with the English powerhouse is drawing to a close, and the left-footed star has named some of his favorite ex and present teammates.
“The Premier League is a top competition, and during these ten years I played alongside and against very good players, just naming one would not be fair,” he said, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
“In my team, Kun (Aguero) has scored a lot of goals and very important ones, Yaya (Toure)’s role was fundamental when he was at his peak,” he continued.
“Vinnie (Kompany) because of the hierarchy he had on the team and on the defense, Joe Hart too.
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“When I first arrived, Joe (Hart), Gareth Barry, James Milner, Adam Johnson. They were great players, but they also made things easier for me, they really helped me to settle.
“When you arrive in a foreign country, having the chance to have people like them makes things easier. I’m really thankful to them.”
The Spaniard and the Citizens will part ways this summer, with the newfound MLS franchise Inter Miami, led by David Beckham, looking to snap up the highly-rated playmaker.
Moving to the other side of the Atlantic seems to be the most realistic scenario at this point, but Valencia are hoping to spoil Inter’s plans and reunite with their former star.