Manchester City‘s David Silva had his Premier League swansong and may have a couple of more performances left in him depending on how the club fares in the Champions League knock-out stages. Serie A club Lazio have been the frontrunners to claim Silva’s signature after offering a lush contract.
Lazio, who stamped their place in the Champions League next season have reportedly offered Silva a contract where he would earn £52,000-per-week. This would mean that the Spanish midfielder would have to take a significant pay cut from his £220,000-per-week deal at the Etihad.
According to tuttosport, while there is a staggering difference in weekly wages, Lazio make it up by adding several catchy incentives such as a private jet and a luxury home in the heart of Rome.
According to reports, Silva is apparently not pleased with the offer and is looking for weekly wages in the range of £86,000 per week to move to Serie A. There has been no update so far if Lazio will crank up their offer to land the free agent.
Lazio will have to act fast since the MLS and the Chinese League also have their eyes on the Spanish maestro to secure his signing.
David Silva’s finale at the Etihad
The 34-year-old had announced during the start of the campaign that this would be the end of his stint at Manchester City.
“When you are young, you don’t dream about all of this,” Silva said. “You dream about becoming a footballer, a professional footballer, you dream of playing in the top flight – but you never think about all the things that you could possibly achieve.”
In his last Premier League campaign, Silva did not fizzle out amongst the others and managed to rack up an impressive tally of 6 goals and 10 assists.
The Spaniard who made his way to Premier League from La Liga outfit Valencia went on to become one of the best overseas players to compete in England.
Silva has a last chance to dazzle the Etihad despite it being empty. The Cityzens have a 2-1 advantage ahead of Real Madrid after winning the first leg in Bernabeu.
Manchester City will be hoping to get the job done against Real Madrid to play in the advanced stages of the tournament in Portugal.
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