Manchester City fans have been handed some superb news today, after David Silva confirmed that his representatives are in talks with the club over a new contract. Silva, who has attracted interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, has been a revelation at City since his move from Valencia and is widely seen as one of the best players in the world at the current time.
There were certainly huge expectations on Silva’s shoulders when he joined City from Valencia in 2010, with the transfer fee said to be around £26m. However, he has certainly lived up to that price tag; putting in some superb performances as Roberto Mancini’s men went on to win the Premier League last term. Moreover, he has also impressed immensely for his country, being a key player for Spain in the recent Euro 2012 competition. Such form has seen Silva linked with countless clubs, with Real Madrid reportedly contemplating a £50m switch for the winger.
However, it appears Silva’s future at the Etihad Stadium is secure for now, with the 26-year-old claiming that he has improved immensely during his time at City and wants to extend his stay. He told the Daily Star, “My home is at City and I am totally satisfied there. My head is not at Real Madrid but at Manchester City. I’m grateful for my experience at City and I have improved as a player, in every sense, since I joined them. I didn’t know if I was capable of playing like this when I left Valencia. I’m on holiday right now, but my agents are negotiating a new deal with City and I think it’s likely we close it in a very short time.”
There have still been no developments on the transfer front, although City are widely tipped to make a move for Robin Van Persie after his contract negotiations with Arsenal broke down.