David Silva Signs Two years Contract with Real Sociedad
Former Manchester City playmaker David Silva has joined Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad for a two-year contract deal. The Spaniard spent 10 years with English Premier League Manchester City, the players last game with the club Saturday’s Champions League defeat by Lyon.
David Silva was signed from Valencia in 2010, the 34-year-old midfielder made 436 appearances and helped Manchester City win 14 trophies. He was tipped to move to Italian side Lazio but the player has decided to go back to his homeland after ten years away. Lazio was offering him a three years contract but he has finally penned down his signature with Real Sociedad until 2023 and following his age is likely he will retire at the club.
Real Sociedad finished sixth in last season La Liga season which Real Madrid won and needed a new playmaker after Martin Odegaard returned to Real Madrid following a one-year loan spell. David Silva made 309 Premier League appearances and scored 60 goals. He was instrumental in Manchester City’s four title wins in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019.
In domestic cup competitions, he played 57 times and won two FA Cups, five League Cups and three Community Shields. Silva holds the record for the most European appearances for Manchester City, having played 70 Champions League matches over the past decade. He was also in the Spain squads that won the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.