Valencia's bid to sign David Silva complicated by coronavirus situation
osSpanish giants Valencia have ambitious plans to welcome Manchester City legend David Silva back at the club in the summer on a free transfer. The move, however, could hit the rails due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Spanish football legend has enjoyed a glittering ten-year spell at the Etihad since signing in 2010 from Valencia. At the start of the season, he announced that it would be his final season at the club and he has been since linked with big money moves from not only Europe but also from South America and Asia.
However, Valencia hope that they can bring the World Cup winner back at the Estadio Mestalla where he spent 10 long years. The two-time European Championship winner and one time World Cup winner graduated from the youth system of Los Che.
However, the La Liga side are in financial doldrums, having lost millions since the country was put in lockdown over a month ago.
Silva also has attracted interest from David Beckham's Inter Miami in the America MLS, as well as from Japan and the Middle-East. He is also still very much wanted in Europe and teams like Juventus and AC Milan are chasing his signature.
The 34-year-old previously expressed his wishes in playing for his hometown side Las Palmas on the island of Gran Canaria.
His contract is due to expire on June 30 but it is almost certain the season will not be finished before that. The Sky Blues are awaiting word from FIFA about how the issue of out-of-contract players should be handled before making any decisions.
Valencia have to hope this gives them time and money to put a deal together.
The midfielder, fondly called 'El Magico', played more than 130 games for Los Che between 2006 and 2010.
His £26 million move to City in 2010 saw the oil-rich side enjoy a great deal of success in England and he will leave as one of the club's greatest players. The Cityzens won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups since 2010 and the Spaniard has been at the heart of that success.
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