Tuesday, 18th September, 2012
David Silva has expressed his delight after penning a new five-year contract with Manchester City.
The Spanish midfielder, who has shone in the Premier League since joining the Citizens in 2010 from Valencia, has agreed to stay at Eastlands until 2017 in news which will please the club’s fans.
The deal also ends speculation that Silva could be tempted by a return to Spain, where Barcelona and Real Madrid have been credited with keeping a close eye on his situation.
And for Silva, agreeing to a longer term stay in England was not a difficult thing to do.
"I’m very pleased because I’ve been here for two years now and I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people", the 26-year-old told Manchester City’s official site.
"So now I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me", he added.
Silva also admitted that he now has his eye on claiming the Champions League after helping Roberto Mancini’s men to pick up the English league title last season.
"We’ve won the Premier League title and two other trophies too, and the team is growing and we are now aiming at the Champions League and so that also is another reason to want to stay here and try and win it.
"As I said, I feel very comfortable here and I want to try and win trophies like those."
Manchester City have been placed in an extremely difficult Champions League group this season, alongside Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
And it is a trip to Real Madrid which is first up for the Citizens, with the clash taking place this evening.