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Man City To Honor David Silva With A Statue At Etihad Stadium

Manchester City will honor David Silva with a statue outside the Etihad Stadium.

Silva played over 400 times for City but will leave the club after his contract ends this summer.

The 34-year-old who is also linked with a move to Lazio won the Premier League four times, the FA Cup twice and the Carabao Cup five times after signing from Valencia in 2010.

“David Silva is a transformational player; a quiet leader who has acted quietly and deliberately and inspired everyone around him, from the youngest academy player to his senior team-mates over the past ten years.” said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.

“He has put a stamp on the team, on this club, its history and even the Premier League as a whole. In doing so he has been instrumental to the beautiful football philosophy you see today. He was the start of it.”

City have already commissioned the statue of their former captain Vincent Kompany who left the club in 2019 and has retired as player to become head coach of Anderlecht.

“As with Vincent before him, David’s statue will act as a lasting reminder of the wonderful moments that he gave us, not only as an incredible footballer, but as an inspiring ambassador who represented this football club with great dignity at all times.” Al Mubarak also said.

Both statues of Silva and Kompany will be unveiled in 2021.

Silva will also have City’s training complex named after him, with a bespoke mosaic, of which he will receive a duplicate copy for his own home, as reported by Sky Sports.

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