DAVID SILVA’S dad confirmed the Manchester City icon wants to play in Italy and could play on until he’s 40.
It comes following speculation Silva – who is leaving the Etihad after ten years – has been offered a lucrative contract by Lazio.
The Spaniard has attracted attention from across Europe and America, but fancies a crack at Serie A.
Silva’s dad Fernando told Spanish radio programme El Transistor: “One day he tells me one thing and the next he tells me another.
“Personally I would like him to remain in Europe and until the transfer window shuts, I can’t rule out anything.
“I can confirm that he likes the Italian league and would really enjoy playing in Italy. He told me he could play there until he’s 40 years old.
“At the moment, there are many offers and he has to decide, but I’d love it if he signed for Lazio, because even if Rome is quite far away, it’d be a huge opportunity for him.
“I know it’s unlikely he’ll come back to Spain, as he always tells me to rule out the idea of a return to Valencia.”
According to Tuttosport, Lazio have tabled a deal worth £52,000 a week.
They have also thrown in some luxury selling points for Spanish veteran Silva, including his own private jet and a luxury pad in the heart of Rome.
But incredibly, it does not seem enough for the World Cup winner.
The playmaker collected £220,000 a week at City and although he is prepared to take a substantial pay cut, Lazio are still significantly below his wage demands.
According to Il Tempo, Silva is looking for around £86,000 per week to make the move.
By: Jack Figg
Title: David Silva’s dad confirms Man City icon, 34, wants Italy transfer amid Lazio interest and could play until he’s 40
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12339956/david-silva-man-city-italy-transfer-lazio/
Published Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:00:47 +0000