Man City’s Silva open to La Liga return

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has admitted that while he is happy with his lot in the Premier League, he would one day be open to returning to La Liga – possibly former club Valencia, according to ESPN.

Spain international Silva was speaking to Radio Marca ahead of La Roja’s friendly against the Netherlands, a repeat of a match from the 2014 World Cup in which the Oranje – then coached by now-Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal – beat the defending world champions 5-1. The Dutch went on to claim third place in Brazil, beating the hosts to the bronze medal, while Spain exited the tournament at the group stage.

Silva, part of that Spain squad, was asked about his future after almost five years at the Etihad Stadium and began by telling of his happiness with the current league champions, having recently extended his contract with the club to run until 2019. “I feel very good. The fans treat me very well [at City],” the 29-year-old said. “We have won two leagues, cups – we just need to take another step in the Champions League.”

“I’m not thinking about [returning to] La Liga at the moment. If I had to return to Valencia, I would not rule that out,” Silva continued. “Also, I would like to play for Las Palmas and end my career there.”

Valencia, who sold Silva to City for a fee of £24m, are currently third in the Primera under Nuno Santo Espirito, beating Elche 4-0 away from home in their last game before the international break.

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