David Silva lined up for summer transfer after Man City exit at end of season

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The Man City captain will end his 10-year spell at the Etihad when the club’s Champions League campaign concludes next month.

Pep Guardiola’s side lead Real Madrid 2-1 heading into their round-of-16 second leg clash on Friday, August 7.

Spanish outlet AS claim Silva is close to signing for Lazio on a free transfer, while Gazetta dello Sport say the 34-year-old dined with their sporting director Igli Tare to discuss the club’s ambitions.

The Serie A giants were just a point behind leaders Juventus when coronavirus suspended football in March.

But five defeats since last month’s restart have seen them drop to fourth place as Juve sealed a ninth successive top-flight title last weekend.

City’s players and technical staff gave Silva a prolonged round of applause when he was substituted after 85 minutes in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Norwich.

The four-time Premier League winner, who joined City for £26million from Valencia, also received a congratulatory phone call from chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak after the game.

City boss Guardiola said of his players’ tribute to Silva: “I had the feeling they wanted to do that.

“What the players and staff did showed the gratitude and the honour that he has to have for these incredible 10 years at this club.”

The Spaniard said: “Yes, it was [emotional]. I have been working with them and I love all of them. I am going to miss all of them.

“I have enjoyed this year and this was the last one in the Premier League, but now we have to be focused on the Champions League as well.”

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