Updated: Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:17 | By Agence France-Presse

Man City set for more Silva service

David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, the English Premier League champions announced Tuesday.


Man City set for more Silva service

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva celebrates scoring a goal against Arsenal on March 29, 2014 at the Emirates Stadium in London - by Ian Kington

Spain playmaker Silva, who has won two Premier League titles with City, is now set to stay with the north-west side until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Silva, 28, has been a central figure at Eastlands since joining the club from Spanish side Valencia in 2010. 

"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," Silva, who has also won the FA Cup and League Cup with City, told the club's website on Tuesday.

"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled professionally and personally, so why wouldn't I want to stay and keep winning trophies with this fantastic team?

"Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England and now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won't become one of the top teams in the world.

"It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me."

The news will come as a boost to City following their 3-0 defeat by FA Cup-holders Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley last Sunday, where Silva came on as a second-half substitute.

City begin the defence of their Premier League title away to Newcastle this coming Sunday.

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