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Monday 10 December 2018

Silva eyes new City deal and Euro crown

Manchester City's David Silva
Manchester City's David Silva

David Silva hopes to sign a new contract and win the Champions League with Manchester City this season.

The Spain playmaker, whose current deal expires at the end of next term, joined City in 2010 and is keen to complete a decade's service at the Etihad Stadium.

The 31-year-old has won five domestic trophies, including two Premier League titles, with City and is now eyeing Europe's top prize.

Asked how discussions over new terms were progressing, Silva said: "We are still talking. I hope I can sign soon because I would love to be here and play for City 10 years.

"It would be amazing (to win the Champions League). I pray every night to win the Champions League with City. Hopefully we can win this year."

Silva, sitting alongside manager Pep Guardiola, was making a rare appearance in front of media at a press conference in Italy to preview tonight's Champions League clash at Napoli.

Asked if it was the best City side he had played in, Silva said: "Yes, I think so. We are playing really good football, beautiful football. We are scoring so many goals and creating a lot of chances. I think we are doing very well in all the lines from the keeper to the striker. We know how to move every time."

City head into their return fixture against Napoli top of Group F and having beaten the Serie A leaders at the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago.

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