Barclays Premier League

Silva extends Man City stay

2012-09-17 16:40
David Silva (File)

Manchester - World Cup and twice European Championship winner David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with English Premier League champions Manchester City, the club said on Monday.

The Spain playmaker, who signed from Valencia in July 2010, said City's ambition was behind his decision to agree the deal.

"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," he told the club's website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

City begin their second tilt at glory in Europe's top club competition when they face nine-times champions Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

"I feel very comfortable here and I want to try and win trophies like those," added the 26-year-old Silva, a vital cog in Spain's Euro 2008 and 2012 victories and the 2010 World Cup triumph.

"These last two years have gone very well so let's hope the next five go as well or even better. The fans have always given me their support since I arrived here and recently they've been wanting me to sign.

"Hopefully this goes some way to thanking them for the affection they've shown towards me, something which also helped me decide to put pen to paper. Being here really does feel just like home for me," added Silva.

Team-mates Joe Hart and captain Vincent Kompany have also pledged their long-term futures to City, the England goalkeeper agreeing a five-year contract extension in August 2011 while the Belgian defender signed a six-year deal in July.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
29 August 2015
Newcastle United v Arsenal, St. James' Park 13:45
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 16:00
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Watford, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Aston Villa v Sunderland, Villa Park 16:00
Bournemouth v Leicester City, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, White Hart Lane 18:30
30 August 2015
Southampton v Norwich City, St. Mary's Stadium 14:30
Swansea City v Manchester United, Liberty Stadium 17:00
12 September 2015
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 13:45
Norwich City v Bournemouth, Carrow Road 16:00
Arsenal v Stoke City, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Swansea City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Manchester United v Liverpool, Old Trafford 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who do you think will win the EPL 2015/16 season?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.