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Monday 17 September 2012

Silva 'delighted' to sign five-year deal at City

Spain midfielder extends commitment to Barclays Premier League champions to 2017

David Silva has appeared more than 70 times for City

David Silva has committed his long-term future to Manchester City by signing a new five-year deal.

The Spain midfielder's new contract runs until the summer of 2017, the Barclays Premier League champions announced on their website.

Silva, 26, joined City from Valencia in July 2010 and last season helped the club win the league title for the first time since 1968.

"Being here really does feel just like home"
David Silva

"I'm very pleased because I’ve been here for two years now and I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people," he said. "So now I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me.

"We've won the Premier League title and two other trophies, too, and the team is growing and we are now aiming at the Champions League and so that also is another reason to want to stay here and try and win it."

Silva has played more than 70 times for City and was voted part of the Barclays Premier League Team of the Season for 2011/12, while being a runner-up in the PFA Player of the Season awards.

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Key Points

  • Manchester City midfielder David Silva signs new deal
  • 26-year-old commits his future to the champions to 2017
  • Spain player looking to add to silverware including Champions League