- David Silva has returned to his homeland to land to join Real Sociedad
- The 34-year-old spent ten years in the Premier League playing for Man City
- The Spanish midfielder 11 trophies including the Premier League, FA Cup and League cup
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David Silva has ended his ten-year spell with Man City to join Spanish side Real Sociedad as a free agent.
The former Spanish international has been linked with a move to Serie A side Lazio after a deal worth €10million a year was offered to the midfielder.
But the 34-year-old made a U-turn at the eleventh hour to return to his homeland after a decade in the Premier League to join Sociedad.
The Etihad announced the Spaniard will be honoured with a statue outside their stadium in recognition of his service.
"The time has arrived. Ten years and 13 titles later, it's time for me to say goodbye to the club that has left an indelible mark on my life and career," Silva said on Twitter earlier on Monday.
"I look back and it's clear I could not have made a better decision than to accept City's proposal to join their project back in 2010.
"Precisely because of that I want to tell you it has been a real pleasure wearing the sky blue shirt and the captain's armband of our club, sharing the dressing room with the best players and coaches in the world."
Silva won 11 major titles with the Citizens including four Premier League titles, FA Cup and League Cup trophies.
The former Valencia playmaker played his last game for City in their 3-1 defeat Lyon in the Champions League quarter finals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Thiago Alcantara's move to Liverpool has taken a new twist as Man City have shown interest in signing the creative midfielder, reports in Germany claim.
City boss Pep Guardiola have worked with the Spanish midfielder during their respective spells with Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
And the Spanish gaffer now wants to reunite the Brazilain-born Spaniard to work with him at the Etihad next season.
Legit.ng also reported that John Obi Mikel has finally signed for Championship side Stoke City after ending speculation about his future.
The former Nigerian international will be plying his trade at Britannia, home of the famous red and white club.
The 33-year-old will be Stoke's fourth signing after Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher and the club are delighted to announce his arrival at the bet365 Stadium.
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