David Silva is set to extend his contract at Manchester City and remain with the club until the currently suspended Premier League season is completed.
Silva’s contract at the club is set to expire at the end of next month and the midfielder has announced that this will be the final season of his decade at the Etihad, though the suspension of the campaign amid the coronavirus crisis led to many fearing they had already seen the Spaniard in a Man City shirt for the final time.
Talks are continuing over a safe return to football with a meeting having been held between club captains and managers – alongside medical professionals and Premier League chiefs – on Wednesday, ahead of a proposed restart of the season next month.
The extension of the season into the summer months has led to much uncertainty over the contracts of players set to expire on June 30, though Premier League clubs have unanimously agreed to allow short-term deals until the end of the rescheduled season, though such deals must be agreed by June 23.
According to the Times, Silva is prepared to sign such extension and will be available to Pep Guardiola for the remainder of the season, the Premier League champions having ten league games left and remain in both the FA Cup and Champions League.
The 34-year-old has established himself as arguably the greatest player in the club’s history since signing from Valencia 10 years ago, making 423 appearances in all competitions and winning four Premier League titles amongst his 11 major honours.