David Silva has been playing quite well this season, so of course now he’s been linked with a move to Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old has been inspirational for City and was central to most of their impressive wins, including the infamous 6-1 triumph over Manchester United.
But despite interest from some of Europe’s elite the Spain international has pledged his allegiance to the Eastlands club.
Silva said: “City believed in me and I’m very well here. Real Madrid and Barcelona are definitely two great clubs but I hope to stay in Manchester for many years.”
He also revealed that he could have joined either of the Spanish giants prior to signing for City.
Silva told Cadena SER: “They [Manchester City] are putting together a great team and we hope to be one of the biggest sides in Europe. They were the team who pushed hardest for me. I didn’t have to think about it because they were the only team to push so hard to sign me and I’m happy.”
After a taking a year to settle into English football Silva wants to repay Mancini’s faith in him and the £26m price tag.
He added: “The atmosphere has surprised me, the competition and the relaxed atmosphere from day to day is fundamental. The public don’t come in to the training sessions and at the games they are very respectful.”
If he continues to play as well as he has done so far then the offers from the best teams around will undoubtedly continue, but with City riding high in the Premier League and with grand ambitions for the Champions League, he has no reason to leave yet.