Thursday, 24 June 2010

Spanish reports: Silva agrees to join MCFC

Reports from Spain this afternoon are claiming that David Silva has agreed to sign for Manchester City.

This report in Marca is quite clear. It says that the agreement between Silva and MCFC is 'total', as is a deal between the two clubs, quoting reports from Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

This report, in Diario AS goes further. It says that the deal is for five years, at €5m/year (roughly £80k/week). It suggests that Roque Santa Cruz might be thrown into the deal, but says that everything is agreed and will be formalised soon.

Of course, nothing can happen while David Silva is in South Africa but unless Chelsea match our bid we might well see firm movement on this soon.


trinder said...

¡Es un milagro! Pero no voy a creer hasta que él está usando el cielo azul.

Blue Moon said...


!Claro que si! Quiero que el dice "Yo soy Citeh!"

pjdemers said...


Indeed it is a miracle if its true but like youself I won't believe it until we see him in the Sky blue shirt. If were going to go after players participating in the World Cup we need to finalize the signings before the tournament ends, otherwise we'll be paying over the top, inflated transfers fees.

Delighted we signed Boateng before the WC started. He put in a very good performance against Ghana so his asking price would have been well more than 12 million pounds. Just because we can pay over-inflated fees doesn't necessarily mean we should.

trinder said...

Where do you think Silva would play for City, were he actually to sign? Does it depend on whether the interest in Ozil or Krasic is followed up?

JPB said...


I imagine most of the time he'd play off the left of a 4-4-2, as he did for Spain in Euro 2008. But for Valencia he has a free role behind David Villa which I guess we might do if we went 4-5-1 for home games. Let's wait till he's in blue first.