After his departure, Silva appeared on the verge of signing a three-year cope with Italian facet Lazio, with a medical reportedly organized to happen in Rome.
Nevertheless, on the final minute, he determined to go again to his native Spain, signing a two-year contract together with his new membership.
Actual Sociedad completed sixth in La Liga final season and, not like Lazio, is not going to be enjoying within the Champions League subsequent 12 months.
The previous Spain worldwide joined Manchester Metropolis from Valencia in 2010 and went on to make 436 appearances.
On the day he accomplished his transfer again to Spain, Metropolis introduced it might honor the playmaker, nicknamed ‘El Mago’ (‘the magician’), with a statue exterior the Eithad Stadium.
“David is a transformational participant, a quiet chief who has impressed everybody round him,” mentioned Metropolis chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“David’s statue will act as a long-lasting reminder of the great moments that he gave us, not solely as an unimaginable footballer, however as an inspiring ambassador who represented this soccer membership with nice dignity always.”
Former teammate Vincent Kompnay, who introduced his retirement from skilled soccer on Monday, may also obtain a tribute from the membership in 2021.