It’s old news that David Silva will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season. Now there’s news on what he might do after his departure.
According to the Manchester Evening News, David Silva may join David Beckham’s new MLS franchise when he departs the Etihad Stadium. Apparently, Silva would be joining Inter Miami as their marquee foreign player next season.
He’s already stated in the past that after signing a one-year extension with Man City for this season that after he leaves, he wouldn’t join another Premier League team. With Beckham part owning the Miami side, he obviously gets a say in what’s happening. He is supposedly keen to bring in a Spanish speaking star to bring in Florida’s large Hispanic community.
The ex-Man United player and England captain had an option to buy an MLS expansion side written into his contract when he joined Los Angeles Galaxy 12 years ago. Beckham understands first hand what bringing in a globally successful player to an American side can do for its reputation. He’s been there and done that himself, and now he’s using that as a business strategy.
David Silva has become a legend for Man City and has helped them win a lot of competitions and league trophy’s over the years. He will fit the MLS bill perfectly but the 33-year-old will have to wait to get started. He will still be under contract at the Etihad when the season gets started in March in America.
Beckham on the hunt for talent
Beckham is on the hunt for stars to feature in his rising team and has recently been in Barcelona to try and track down wanted squad members. The names Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi have been whispered when it comes to this topic but I think Silva will be a more realistic option.
So, with Silva looking likely to leave the blues at the end of the year and Beckham on the hunt, could this be the journey that David Silva will now take? And who should Pep Guardiola bring in to replace him? Can he be replaced? I’m sure we will find out next year.