Monday, September 17, 2012


Midfielder David Silva has expressed his delight after penning a new five-year, £200,000-a-week deal at Manchester City.

The Spain international made the move to City from Valencia in the summer of 2010 and he has proved to be a key figure for Roberto Mancini. He helped City secured Premier League title glory last season and the club have rewarded him with a deal that ties the forward to the club until 2017.
The club have been negotiating with Silva all summer as they look to tie one of Europe's hottest properties to a deal for the next five years.

Manchester City have structured Silva's new deal so as to give him a basic of £120,000-a-week. 
However, the contract is heavily incentive-based and future success on the field will that put Silva him up around the levels of pay enjoyed by top earners Carlos Tevez, Vincent Kompany and YaYa Toure.
Silva said: '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. So now I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me.
'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.         

Silva has made 70 appearance in City colours and his creativity played a huge part in the club beating Manchester United to the title on goal difference. He is currently in Spain with the rest of the Real Madrid squad for a Champions League clash and Silva is looking for European glory.

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