Manchester City attacker David Silva has declared that he is happy with life at Eastlands.
The Spain international joined City in 2010 in a reported 30-million-euro deal after six years at Valencia, as the La Liga club were forced to sell some of their prized assets to balance their books.
After a somewhat slow start to life in England, Silva has become a key member of Roberto Mancini’s squad and the 26-year-old is not thinking about leaving anytime soon.
“I was very happy at Valencia, but because of some circumstances I had to leave,” he told Onda Cero.
“City were the ones that wanted me the most.”
“I am very happy in England, I have two years left on my contract and I want to see it out.”
“Right now, I do not want to return (to Spain), I am enjoying life in England, people treat me wonderfully and I want to continue enjoying this.”
“Mancini has complete trust in me, which is very important for a player and I am very happy. My team-mates are adapting well to my game and that is very good for me.”
Silva then played down reports that Barcelona and Real Madrid were also interested in his services before he moved to England.
“Neither Barca, nor Madrid made any move,” he said.
“City were the ones to make a move and that is why I am here.”
“I am where I am wanted (to be).”
The Spanish attacker also sent a message of support to Fernando Torres, who has been left out of Spain’s squad for Wednesday’s friendly match against Venezuela after a poor run of form with Chelsea.
“Torres is a great player and he has given a lot to the Spain national team,” he added.
“He is not in a good moment, but he will return to his best and he will bring a lot to the team again.”
“I am sure he is not well, but he is very strong and I am sure he will pick himself up.”