“The time is right for me to seek a new challenge, and I am thrilled about playing in England with Manchester City. I believe the Premier League is one of the best competitions in the world and I want to bring success to City and win trophies for them.""I want to say that I always hoped to come to Manchester City and I am excited about my future there. They are a club with a great future with fantastic players. I want to be an important player in Manchester City’s history."
I'm thrilled. This news is not a surprise; the Spanish press had been reporting that a deal was close for a while now, as regular readers will know. But things can be both predictable and exciting; just look at Christmas Day. I'm lining up a series of posts on David Silva which will come up this afternoon. But what I will say is that he is a dreamy footballer, a player of real intelligence and nuance. And if we build the right stage for him he could well be the man to lead us into the promised land of the top four.