David Silva; A star bows out
David Silva, the star of an era signs off in a rather unusual season in the Premier League on Sunday against Norwich City with a simple message: I hope you enjoyed the show.
The Spanish playmaker arrived in England on the back of winning the World Cup with his native, Spain, blessed with many talents.
It’s no surprise that, since his arrival at the club, a decade ago, he has mesmerized many with his dazzling football, clever assists and once in blue thunderbolt goals which helped mold Manchester City into a powerhouse in English football under Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pelligrini at the time.
Silva is one of very few decorated players with many laurels to his credit, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five EFL Cups with the Citizens.
His achievements with Spain is one that cannot be swept under the carpet, winning the World Cup and two European Championships with his country.
Silva said: “I arrived here having just won the World Cup. It was a change in country, league, language, and everything was quite tough, but my team-mates welcomed me and really looked after me and after a few months I settled in.
“I have always tried to do my absolute best, to always behave well and I have tried to work very hard too. I hope that people have enjoyed my football for all of these years.”
The diminutive talent has certainly paid off every dime of his £26 million transfer fee the club dished out to sign him, it’s amazing how opponents on the other side sing his praise anytime he takes to the field.
“When I look back at everything I have achieved I could never have imagined it, even in my wildest dreams,” Silva said.
City boss Pep Guardiola described Silva as an “extraordinary” performer.
Silva has scored 60 goals in 308 Premier League appearances for City.