David Silva will be a Real Sociedad player next season, returning to La Liga after a decade spent collecting trophies at the Etihad Stadium.
It was at Valencia that David Silva made his mark. Together with David Villa and Juan Mata, the trio were part of the most devastating Valencia side ever.
Financial difficulties meant that Valencia had to sell their most valuable assets. Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City profited from Los Che’s issues at the time.
The Mestalla is in trouble again and the whole Valencia squad has been put up for sale. The youth academy graduate’s return would have been a fairy tale plot.
It is, as Silva returns to Spanish top-flight football but will ply his trade in Real Sociedad’s ranks. La Real announced via their official twitter handle.
La Real have announced that the 2010 World Cup winner has been acquired on a free transfer and will don the #21 in the coming season. He has been given a two-year deal at the Anoeta.
The announcement has sent shockwaves in Rome as Lazio were hopeful of announcing his arrival for a fortnight.
Nevertheless, it is a coup for Real Sociedad who provide Silva regular first-team minutes. He will take Martin Odegaard’s place, after the Norwegian was forced to return to Santiago Bernabeu one year into this two-year loan deal.