David Silva will join Lazio on a three-year deal once Manchester City’s Champions League campaign has ended.
The 34-year old has completed a decade at the Etihad, but, although they wanted him to stay, has decided to move elsewhere, given the length of deal that was offered to him. Instead he has opted to join the Serie A club because they offer him and his family more financial stability.
Silva has already played his last Premier League game for City, but could still have a big part of play as they hunt Champions League success, and is almost certain to be in their squad for their quarter-final tie with Lyon in Lisbon on Saturday night.
Lazio have guaranteed themselves Champions League football for next season by finishing fourth in Serie A in the league campaign that has just concluded.
Silva joined City in 2010 from Valencia, and has played more than 400 games for them, scoring 77 goals. During his time at the Etihad he has won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup twice, and the League Cup on five occasions.
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