A number of Manchester City fans have voiced their dissatisfaction at the club’s reported planned tribute to David Silva.
As reported in the Daily Mail and shared on Twitter via @City_Xtra, it is understood that the Spaniard will be honoured for 10 years of service to the club after his departure this summer with a mosaic at the club’s training ground.
David Silva’s time at Manchester City will be commemorated with a mosaic at the club’s training ground.
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) May 3, 2020
The 34-year-old came to the Etihad Stadium from Valencia in a £24m deal in 2010 and has gone on to make 424 appearances for Manchester City, with 74 goals and 137 assists to his name. He has won 13 trophies in his decade at the club, including four Premier League titles and five League Cups.
Indeed, such is Silva’s standing within English football that, when he announced last summer that he was to leave Manchester City in 2020, he received glowing plaudits not just from his own club’s supporters but from some rival fans (as per Daily Mail) as well. He was also hailed by Ally McCoist on talkSPORT as one of the best imports in Premier League history.
These City fans on Twitter feel that a mosaic at the club’s training campus is meagre recognition of the midfielder’s service to the shirt, with one supporter calling for the Etihad Stadium to be renamed in his honour:
Is that it? C’mon we can do better than that
— Jo Boswell 🌈 👨👩👧👦 (@jo_boswell) May 3, 2020
Just rename Etihad to David Silva
— Phumi ♡ (@PhomelloMCFC) May 3, 2020
Mosaic not good enough
— Phillip Walter “Stockport Iniesta” Foden (@JoshMCFCctid2) May 3, 2020
Deserves a stand naming after him.
— Sam Miller (@sammille_r) May 3, 2020
Rename the city
— Neil Jennings (@neildjennings84) May 3, 2020
Build this man 3 statues, one with Bieber hair, one bald and the other one with his hair like it is now.
— Morris (@Morriisz) May 3, 2020
he deserves a statue not a mosaic
— ∆ (@Citizen_Adi) May 4, 2020
Grrrr get a statue built already
— Tony Sergio Laporte 🐝 (@Gojairu) May 3, 2020
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