(GSM) – Manchester City have reached an agreement with Valencia to sign David Silva.
The Spain midfielder is set to undergo a medical and complete his move to the Eastlands after the World Cup.
Silva will sign a four-year-deal at City when he passes the medical, becoming the second star player to leave Valencia after David Villa already joined Barcelona earlier this summer.
“Firstly I would like to thank Valencia as a club and all of their loyal fans, and my team mates there and staff. I have enjoyed six years at Valencia, they discovered me as a footballer and they will always be a special club for me,” said Silva, according to City’s official website.
“The time is right for me to seek a new challenge, and I am thrilled about playing in England with Manchester City. I believe the Premier League is one of the best competitions in the world and I want to bring success to City and win trophies for them.
“I want to say that I always hoped to come to Manchester City and I am excited about my future there. They are a club with a great future with fantastic players.
City manager Roberto Mancini was very delighted with his new signing, and was looking forward to working with the Spain star.
“I think that David Silva is one of the best midfielders in Europe, and I hope he will be a very important player for Manchester City,” the Italian said.
“I am so pleased he is coming to us, I think he can make a big, big impact for Manchester City. In signing David, we are showing the World that we are bringing the best players here and that we hope to compete to win the Premier League. When players see what is happening at Manchester City and the ambition they are attracted to what we are building and want to be a part of it.”