David Silva: Manchester City playmaker signs five-year deal
Spain playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year deal with Premier League champions Manchester City.
The 28-year-old joined City for £24m from Valencia in July 2010.
"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," said Silva, who has 83 caps for Spain.
"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled, so why wouldn't I stay and keep winning trophies with a fantastic team?"
He was part of the team that won the Premier League crown in 2011-12, and also triumphed in the FA Cup with City in 2010-11 at the end of his first campaign in English football.
|David Silva in the Premier League|
|In total, Silva has played 130 Premier League games, scoring 21 goals and providing 39 assists.|
"Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England," Silva told City's website.
"Now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won't become one of the top teams in the world.
"It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me."
Silva started two of Spain's game at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was a substitute in the other but could not prevent the reigning champions being eliminated at the group stage.