Retrieved 20 May 2020, 17:12 IST
David Silva has indicated his intention to leave Manchester City after his contract expires at the end of this season, but acknowledged that his next move is uncertain due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Former Spanish playmaker Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 and established himself as one of the club’s best players over the next decade.
The 34-year-old has won four Premier League titles, five EFL Cups and two FA Cups – the first of which ended City’s 35-year trophy drought in 2011.
Before the start of the current campaign, Silva said that 2019-20 would be his final season in England.
His contract will be extended beyond June 30 under special provisions to finalize the club’s schedule despite the COVD-19 epidemic, he told ASK that the position has not changed.
“I’ll say one thing, I’m moving forward. I’m sorry, I’ve been here 10 years and I’ve fulfilled what I wanted,” Silva said.
“The cycle ends here, but I will always remember this club for the rest of my life. People have treated me incredibly from the first moment.
“Here they have a lot of respect for you, people appreciate you. Now my family and I need one more challenge.”
– David Silva (@ 21LVA) April 4, 2020
Clubs associated with Silver’s interest include David Beckham’s Inter Miami, but the midfielder has adapted to the current climate and can finalize any future plans.
“Everything is off. Nothing at the moment,” he said.
“My family asked me and I replied that everything was closed. We are training again and seeing the place to be 100 percent.
“Friends send me messages about them if I go one way or the other, but they know better than I do. I’m waiting for it to be fixed.”
Outside of his playing career, Silva looked forward to coaching futures and credited City boss Pep Guardiola for inspiring him in that regard.
“Guardiola always knows how other teams will play, how to attack them, how to defend them.” “In the end, you work on the weak and the strong points. That’s why he’s one of the best coaches out there.
“You learn a lot, it’s always like giving a soccer classic in terms of how you look at other teams, all tactical.
“It encourages you to start training if you leave football right now, that’s my idea.”
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– David Silva (@ 21LVA) March 1, 2020
City collected their third consecutive EFL Cup in March and are ready to play in the FA Cup quarter-finals against Newcastle United if they are able to resume that competition.
Liverpool are aiming to end their two-year reign as Premier League champions, but the Guardiola men are in a good position after a 2-1 first-leg advantage against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League – the only big honor. Silva dropped out of his time at Manchester.
“It’s going to be a bit weird,” he said of the possibility of finishing Europe’s top competition behind closed doors.
“We are waiting for them [what will happen] And try [prepare] The best possible. Hopefully we can win it. “