Manchester City legend David Silva is set to retire from football, at age 37 according to multiple reports.
The former City man suffered an ACL injury during pre-season training with his club Real Sociedad during the week.
Roberto Ramajo reporting for AS broke the news of David Silva retiring from football overnight. Matteo Moretto of Relevo also reported that the Spanish magician will be forced to call time on his illustrious career.
The midfielder will go down as one of Manchester City’s greatest-ever players. He made 436 appearances for the club, scoring 77 goals and contributing 140 assists in that time. The midfield general was a key part of Manchester City’s success at the beginning of the Abu Dhabi era. He won 4 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups and 5 Carabao Cups during his time with the treble winners.
Hands up who will miss David Silva when he leaves the Premier League…✋
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David Silva was also part of Spain’s World Cup winning squad in 2010, and their European Championship success in 2008 and again in 2012.
He left the club in 2020 for Real Sociedad after his contract expired. His glittering Manchester City career was honoured with a statue outside the Etihad Stadium for all he accomplished during his time with Manchester City.
Manchester City unveiled statues of David Silva and Vincent Kompany at the Etihad before their game vs. Arsenal 📸 pic.twitter.com/AWlw2wSK5w
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 28, 2021
Manchester City fans everywhere say thanks for the memories and wish the Spanish wizard well in his retirement from football.