Manchester City legend David Silva opens up on his transfer collapse with Real Madrid

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The Spanish midfielder David Silva is a Manchester City legend. David recently shares why rejected a move to Real Madrid for Manchester City. The 37 year old Spaniard announces retirement from football back in July owing to a knee ligament injury. The midfielder joined Real Sociedad back in 2020 on free transfer. Since then he was suffering from the injury causing him in and out of the team. Silva spent almost a decade at the Etihad Stadium making 436 appearances. Besides being an English champion, the Spanish is a two times Euro and the World Cup champion as well. He was a crucial part for the Sky Blues during their initial success. The Spaniard is one of three players to have an individual statue outside the Etihad Stadium, alongside Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero.

David made his debut against Tottenham in 2010 after Manchester City beat Real Madrid in the race of signing the player. Now, Silva reveals why he chose City over Madrid.

“Firstly because they bet very hard on me. I felt their trust and support from the first call. Then because in those conversations they already told me that the project was going to be what it finally was. The ambition was to become one of the greats of Europe and today it is.

I enjoyed Manchester City with great enthusiasm and commitment, because I feel a participant in that growth, as do all the footballers with whom I have shared a dressing room there over the years.

I would tell you that the expectations were even higher than those I had when I arrived in Manchester.”

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