David Silva reveals he expects to leave Manchester City in 2020

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

City, whose 2016-17 revenue stood at £473.4m ($620.5m), have become only the second English club to break the £500m barrier after Manchester United in 2016 - a feat their neighbours repeated previous year by bringing in £581.2m ($762m).

The fan favourite, who has racked up 349 appearances for the Citizens during his eight years at the Etihad Stadium, is due to be out of contract in 2020.

The 32-year-old instead wants to finish his career at his boyhood club Las Palmas in Spain.

"For City, two more seasons - what's left on my contract", he told BBC Sport when asked how much longer he is likely to continue playing.

"After that, I don't know".

"They had called me since December asking me to play for them, I asked myself which team loved me and I came up with the conclusion that Manchester City loved me so I should go there".

The magical midfielder, who was signed by Roberto Mancini from Valencia for £28million, played a pivotal part in leading Man City to their first ever Premier League title in 2011/12, while he's gone on to add another two top-flight trophies, plus three League Cups, an FA Cup, and the Community Shield, and let's not forget his overall individual impact on the English game. It depends on how I feel physically and mentally.

"But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there".

Don't believe us? City Watch spoke to Kieran Maguire, a lecturer in football finance at the University of Liverpool, and he said "the future looks good".

"And although I hesitate to say this in absolute terms, I think they are fast becoming the strongest football club in the country".

"I've spoken before about the figures over the last few years at City, and they just keep getting better. It turns out I made the right move".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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