David Silva is set to play football forever after stating that he would retire if he wins the Champions League with Manchester City.
Silva has been one of City’s most important players in their transformation into one of the Premier League’s elite sides.
The Spaniard has won six trophies in seven years at the Etihad Stadium, but never Europe’s premier trophy.
He came close as City reached the semi-finals the season before last, but Pep Guardiola’s first campaign at the helm ended in disappointing fashion as the club failed to win any silverware.
Silva says he would happily retire if he were to ever complete his collection and win the Champions League.
“I’d retire. If I win the Champions League I’m retiring back here,” he told the Daily Mail while on holiday in Gran Canaria. “It would be very special for me.
“I’m very happy to be at City and I would like to continue there for as long as possible.
“It obviously depends on my health, my quality on the pitch and if the club want me to stay. I would like to be there until the end but the Premier League is such a hard league to play in, it is much more physical than somewhere like La Liga, so it depends.
“Since I was a regular in the team, this hasn’t been the best year because we haven’t won any trophies but we’re sure that next year it’s going to be better.
“We did not win anything last season. The aim for the future is always to win titles, become champions of the Premier League and more. Guardiola is bringing players into the team and we need them.”