Sport David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League

12:11  19 june  2017
12:11  19 june  2017 Source:   Goal.com

Agent hints at Morata's United deal edging ever closer

  Agent hints at Morata's United deal edging ever closer Manchester United’s pursuit to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid looks to be edging closer as the days go by, the Mirror reports. It’s claimed that they are the front-runners in the race to secure the Spanish international this summer, and their chances have been boosted further after his agent ruled out a move to AC Milan for his client. Morata has been linked with United and Milan the most heavily over the last few weeks, but it looks as though the Red Devils now have a clear path to acquire the former Juventus man, with the Italian club out of the running having signed Andre Silva from Porto. Juanma Lopez, Morata’s agent, discussed the possibility of the striker joining United, and he was full of praise: “It’s a great club, a very interesting option. I can say that this is a very important proposal and now the decision is real.” Given the injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the decision not to renew his deal, it was always likely that United would aim to recruit a new striker, and Morata looks to be that man.

GETTY. David Silva has yet to win the Champions League . If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here,” Silva told the Daily Mail. “It would be very special for me .”

David Silva does not even hesitate as he considers what he would do if he finally lifted the European Cup, the one trophy that has eluded the masterful Spaniard. ‘ I ’d retire . If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here,’ he says

David Silva - cropped: David Silva playing for Manchester City in the Champions League © Provided by Goal David Silva playing for Manchester City in the Champions League

David Silva has jokingly threatened to retire to a beach on Gran Canaria if he manages to win the Champions League with Manchester City.

A Premier League, FA Cup, European Championship and World Cup winner, the Spain international playmaker is yet to capture the biggest prize in European club football.

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City exited the competition in the round of 16 last season, bowing out on away goals after a thrilling 6-6 aggregate draw with eventual semi-finalists Monaco.

Speaking to the Daily Mail on his island home off the coast of North Africa, the 31-year-old claimed life on the beach would beckon should he fill the void in his collection of major honours.

David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League

  David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League Capturing the Champions League with Manchester City could prompt David Silva to hang up his boots, the Spain international has suggested.David Silva has jokingly threatened to retire to a beach on Gran Canaria if he manages to win the Champions League with Manchester City.

David Silva has joked that he would retire home to the Canary Islands if he won the Champions League with Manchester City. " If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here [Gran Canaria].

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has revealed he will retire if City wins the Champions League . The diminutive playmaker has consistently been one of the Premier League 's best players since he arrived at the Etihad from Valencia in 2010.

"I'd retire," he said.

"If I win the Champions League I'm retiring back here. It would be very special for me."

Silva is under contract until June 2019 and, while he wants to keep playing at Eithad Stadium, the creative midfielder is aware of the toll English football can take on ageing players.

"I'm very happy to be at City and I would like to continue there for as long as possible," he said.

"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."

City started strongly in Pep Guardiola's first campaign in charge last term, but fell away and then faced a battle to secure automatic Champions League qualification, ultimately holding off the challenge of Liverpool to claim third.

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"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," Silva said.

"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."

Monaco reject £31m bid from Arsenal for Thomas Lemar .
Arsenal’s £31million bid for Thomas Lemar has been rejected by Monaco, according to David Hytner of The Guardian. Monaco have been saying for a while that they will not sell both Lemar and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the same summer and with Bakayoko on the verge of joining Chelsea, Arsenal could be left frustrated in their attempts to sign Lemar. 21-year-old Lemar is keen to work under Arsene Wenger but Monaco are adamant to keep hold of some of the star players who led them to a league title win and as such, they are refusing to sell the player to the Gunners. According to Hytner, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told the Gunners that they are not even willing to negotiate a sale for a player who they have under contract until 2020. Having already sold Bernardo Silva to Manchester City and with Benjamin Mendy and Bakayoko close to sealing moves away, Arsenal look to have left their attempts to sign Lemar too late.

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