David Silva shared a touching tribute to Manchester City as he calls it quit on a glittering career at the Etihad stadium.
After ten years at Manchester City, David Silva has decided to end his stay at the club and announced his exit.
The Spanish midfielder leaves after a decade at the club, helping them to win several trophies, including four Premier League titles.
Earlier today, City announced they will erect a statue in honor of Silva at the Etihad.
The 34-year-old has now officially announced his exit at the club after seeing his contract run out this month. He was sure to send out a touching tribute to the club.
“The time has arrived. Ten years and 13 titles later, it’s time for me to say goodbye to the club that has left an indelible mark on my life and career,” Silva wrote on Twitter.
“I look back and it’s clear I could not have made a better decision than to accept City’s proposal to join their project back in 2010.”
“Manchester City and I have grown together. In 10 years, I have developed personally and professionally. I have celebrated many victories and titles and lived through epic moments.”
“I have seen my lovely child, Mateo, born and I have even started to feel comfortable under heavy rain!”
“City are a fantastic family. I won’t ever forget the way they threw themselves into helping me when I suffered the hardest moments of my life, offering me support and empathy.” Silva continued.
“Precisely because of that I want to tell you it has been a real pleasure wearing the sky blue shirt and the captain’s armband of our club, sharing the dressing room with the best players and coaches in the world, and working closely with the finest club representatives and board members the game has to offer.”
“And on top of that, all the time I had the backing of the amazing fans who have supported me always, through good and bad moments. You are really amazing.
“I hope that City will achieve even bigger triumphs in the future. I am going to support the team from a distance. I am so happy I have shared these unforgettable moments with the City family – you will always be in my heart.
“I want to send every Cityzen a huge hug.”
Serie A side Lazio are reportedly favorites to sign Silva this summer.