Spanish midfield star, David Silva, has confirmed that the 2019/2020 season will be his last with the Premier League champions, Manchester City.
Silva, 33, who has 12 months left on his current contract, joined City from La Liga side Valencia for £21million in June 2010 and has helped win every major club trophy in England including the domestic treble.
Speaking with English newspaper, The Mirror, Silva said 10 years will be the perfect milestone to call time on a glittering career at the Etihad.
“No, this is the last one – 10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me,” he was asked if there is the possibility of staying beyond next season.
“Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 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.”
Silva has always said he would like to end his career in his native Gran Canaria with local club Las Palmas. But they are currently in Spain’s second division, and he said he will only do that if they get back to La Liga.
“I would like to do that, but I don’t know,” said Silva. “Football changes. Who knows? But I would love to finish my career here in Las Palmas. It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here to play in the Second Division with this team.”
The 2010 FIFA World winner, admitted winning the Champions League would be the perfect way to end his City career.
“That would be perfect,” he added. “We haven’t been able to achieve that goal yet but if every year is like last season, I would sign for it right now.
“When I was a kid, I never thought I would achieve everything I have done. So for me I’m more than happy with what I have achieved in my time at City.”