Real Sociedad sign David Silva for two seasons. The Basque team reinforces its squad for the next season in which they will play the Europa League. The canary arrives free after ending his ten-year contractual relationship with Manchester City, where he has become a legend of the English club.
This summer is being quite calm in terms of signings. The coronavirus crisis is affecting the clubs a lot and so far there have been no star signings. However, yesterday the Real Sociedad surprised the world of football with the signing of one of the legends of Spanish football, David Silva. It is still unknown when it will be presented to the fans and the media.
At the San Sebastian club, the Canarian striker will wear the same number that he has worn for ten seasons at Manchester City, the number 21. The number 21 is released thanks to the departure of the Norwegian player, Martin Odegaard.
The Manchester City legend
David Silva, 34, has played for ten years in the Premier League. In this decade he has played 435 games with Manchester City. He has scored 77 goals and provided 138 assists. According to Khaldoon Al Mubarak, president of the English club, “Silva is for most the best player in the club’s history.” After the forward’s departure, Manchester City announced that they will install a statue at the Etihad Stadium to honor the legend of the club, David Silva.
David Silva has a great soccer record. In the English team he has achieved four leagues, two FA Cup and four Community Shields. With the Spanish team he managed to become World Champion in 2010. He is also two-time European champion. Before joining Pep Guardiola’s team, the canary had played for Celta, Eibar and Valencia. However, his professional career and where he has stood out as a player has been at the English club.
Betrayal of Lazio
It was vox pópuli that David Silva was leaving Manchester City this season and for weeks there had been talk of the possible signing of the Spanish by Lazio. The operation was practically closed. Real Sociedad sign David Silva and the Italian club feels betrayed. Igli Tare, Lazio’s sporting director, showed his surprise and anger, “I have come from the arrival of David Silva to Real Sociedad. I have a lot of respect for the player, but not for the man.” The Italian team offered the Canarian striker a three-year contract. It seems that the economic disagreement between both parties has been decisive when deciding on the Royal Society.