Manchester City have commissioned a statue in honor of David Silva. It is going to be unveiled in the summer of 2021.
David Silva arrived at Manchester City from Valencia in 2010.
His arrival at the club coincided with was a turning point for the Citizens.
A decade since that time, Silva leaves the club after winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups in 436 appearances. He is now set to get a statue dedicated to him for his achievements at the club.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak already told the 34-year-old about his statue after his final Premier League home game against Norwich.
As quoted by Manchester Evening News, the City chairman said:
“David Silva is a transformational player – a quiet leader who has acted quietly and deliberately and inspired everyone around him, from the youngest academy player to his senior team-mates over the past ten years.”
“He has put a stamp on the team, on this club, its history and even the Premier League as a whole.
“In doing so he has been instrumental to the beautiful football philosophy you see today. He was the start of it.”
“When Vincent moved on, we agreed and promised to put up a statue for him – we’re well underway in terms of developing that statue.”
“In this case, David, everyone would agree with me, all of our fans, that if there is one person who deserves to have their statue in a special place in front of the Etihad, it’s David Silva.”
“We are going to work closely with David himself on choosing the ultimate design for that statue, in front of the Etihad.”
City have also announced that a training pitch at the club’s Football Academy will be dedicated to Silva. Alongside this will be a bespoke mosaic of the World Cup winner.
The unveiling of Silva’s statue will follow that of another club legend. Vincent Kompany is also due to be immortalized with a sculpture in 2021.