By Andy Sambidge
Spanish star David Silva pledges long-term future to club after agreeing five-year deal
Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City on Monday said it has secured the services of one of its best players until 2017.
Spanish star David Silva is the latest big name, world star to pledge his long-term future to Manchester City after agreeing a new five-year contract.
The attacking midfielder follows in the footsteps of international stars including England keeper Joe Hart and skipper Vincent Kompany who have also committed their long term future to the club recently.
Silva’s contribution to City’s first top-flight championship in 44 years earned him a place in the Premier League team of the year and the runners-up spot in the Player of the Year awards voted for by his peers.
Silva told the official club website: “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.
“These last two years have gone very well and so let’s hope that the next five go as well or even better.”For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.