London – Spaniard David Silva signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City on Monday, saying he wants to help the English champions triumph in Europe.
The 26-year-old midfielder followed the example of goalkeeper Joe Hart and captain Vincent Kompany in committing their long-term future to the club this summer.
“I'm very pleased because I've been here for two years now and I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people,” Silva told the club's official website.
“So now I'm delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me.
“We've won the Premier League title and two other trophies too, and the team is growing.
“We are now aiming at the Champions League and so that also is another reason to want to stay here and try and win it.
“As I said, I feel very comfortable here and I want to try and win trophies like those.
“These last two years have gone very well and so let's hope that the next five go as well or even better.” – Sapa-dpa