David Silva signs new five-year Manchester City deal

first_imgDavid Silva has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City that keeps him at the Etihad Stadium until 2017.The Spain international, 26, joined from Valencia for £24m in 2010 and only missed two matches as City secured a first title since 1968 last season. The playmaker had been linked with a return to Spain but insists he is more than happy to be staying.“I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people,” he told the club’s official website.“So now I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me.”Silva helped City win the FA Cup in his first season in England and after last season’s Premier League title, he is now targeting European success. He added: “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. “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.”As well as enjoying silverware with City, Silva has been an integral part of the Spain side that has become the first team to win three successive major tournaments.After starting his career with Celta Vigo, Silva made his name at Valencia before making his move to the Premier League. Despite playing with an ankle problem for much of last season, he created 15 Premier League goals – more than anyone else in the division – to help secure the title for Roberto Mancini’s side.last_img