Guardiola praises David Silva: ‘He has made the club what it is now’

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised David Silva‘s impact at the club as the Spaniard is ready to play his final Premier League game on Sunday. Silva will be leaving Man City this season after spending a decade at the club. Guardiola was asked to summarise the midfielder’s career with the club.

“Extraordinary”, Guardiola said on the club’s official website. “The number of games, the huge quality in the games he played, the titles he helped win…he’s alongside five or six others who made this Club what it is now. And this club will always be grateful.”

34-year-old Silva joined Man City in 2010 from Valencia in a transfer worth €29m. He has played 433 games for the club, scoring 77 goals and providing a stunning 144 assists. During his time at the Etihad Silva has won 4 Premier Leagues, 2 FA Cups and 5 League Cups. At this point it is unclear where Silva will continue his career, though there have been rumours he is set to join David Beckham’s Inter Miami.