Man City legend David Silva

Foden doesn’t want ‘special player’ Silva to leave Man City

Phil Foden admits he doesn’t want to see David Silva leave Manchester City next summer, hailing him as a ‘special player’.

The Spanish international has announced his plans to leave the Premier League champions next summer, bringing an end to a 10-year career at the Etihad which has seen the midfielder play a key role in four title-winning sides.

Silva is regarded by some as Man City‘s greatest ever player, though it is hoped that highly-rated academy graduate Foden can develop into the player to replace the 33-year-old.

Foden has praised Silva as a special player, with the 19-year-old admitting he doesn’t want to see the El Mago leave the club.

“It’s going to be a shame,” Foden said following Wednesday’s 6-1 win over Kitchee in Hong Kong.

“I’m not thinking about that too much because I don’t want it to happen. He’s here now so let’s try and be happy.

“He’s still a great player, you could see on Wednesday how sharp he is even at the age he is. He’s still a special player.”

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