Manchester City have announced plans for a statue of Spanish playmaker David Silva at Etihad Stadium.
Silva’s successful 10-year spell at City came to an end after Saturday’s Champions League defeat to Lyon.
Signed from Valencia in 2010, the midfielder, 34, made 436 appearances and helped City win 14 trophies.
The statue will be unveiled in 2021, along with another tribute dedicated to former City captain Vincent Kompany, who left the club last year and announced earlier on Monday, August 17, 2020, that he was retiring from playing.
Silva’s contribution will also be commemorated by the naming of a training pitch and mosaic in his honour at City’s training ground.
Silva made 309 Premier League appearances, scoring 60 goals and playing an instrumental part in City’s four title wins in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019. He also won two FA Cups, five League Cups and three Community Shields.
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