Manchester City news: David Silva has not decided if he will play beyond the end of his current contract

Manchester City news: David Silva has not decided if he will play beyond the end of his current contract

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He announced his retirement from international football to spend more time with his son earlier this month

David Silva is not sure if he will play for Manchester City beyond the end of his contract at the club.

The Spaniard, who called time on his international career earlier this month, signed a deal last November which keeps him at City until 2020.

Silva celebrates his goal in City’s 6-1 win over Huddersfield last weekend

That will take the former Valencia midfielder up to 10 years’ service at the Etihad Stadium, by which time he will be 34.

Silva said: “I have two more years on my contract here. I feel great here. I want to stay until the end of my contract and then I’ll see how I feel physically and mentally to carry on.”

Silva made his 250th Premier League appearance for City and scored in the champions’ 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield last weekend.

The occasion had added poignancy for Silva as his son Mateo, who was born prematurely during last season, was in attendance along with many other members of his family.

There was a poignant moment before the Huddersfield game when Silva’s son Mateo was a mascot for his dad

There was a poignant moment before the Huddersfield game when Silva’s son Mateo was a mascot for his dad

Silva said: “It’s my ninth season here, I have played lots of games, enjoyed lots of great moments too. At the end, this is like a family to me.

“It was very special. Besides the milestone of it being my 250th game and the goal I scored, having my son there healthy at the Etihad Stadium is something that I will always remember.”

City captain Vincent Kompany is set to reach the same 250 Premier League appearance milestone in Saturday’s game at Wolves.

Silva said: “He’s a good captain because he always focuses on the details. He always looks after the best interests of the team.

“He’s been here for a long time and I think he gives a lot to the team. He is an outstanding player. He gives an additional boost to the team.”


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