Manchester City star David Silva has indicated he wants a move to the Spanish second division when his contact at The Etihad expires in two years’ time.
The 32-yar old midfielder, who recently topped a BBC poll as the greatest Spaniard ever to play in the Premier League wants to play for his Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, which is where he was born and raised.
According to The Sun, this is not because of his sporting ambitions but he because he wants to give his son Mateo a normal life and bring him up in a place that Silva regards as home.
Mateo famously, fought for his life in a Valencia hospital after being born 15 weeks prematurely, and for 5 months Silva commuted regularly back and forth between England and Spain to be besides his son’s bedside.
The baby was finally given the all-clear in May and was well enough to appear as the City mascot, in his father’s arm, in their home fixture against Huddersfield last month.
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