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City's Silva signs new five-year deal

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David Silva has signed a new five-year deal at Manchester City, stating the club is like a "second home" for him.

Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010 and his new deal will see him stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2019.

"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," Silva told the club's official website.

"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled professionally and personally, so why wouldn't I want to stay and keep winning trophies with this fantastic team?

"Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England and now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won't become one of the top teams in the world.

The Spain international has helped City win the Premier League title twice, the FA Cup and the League Cup in his four years in Manchester.

Silva had three years remaining on his previous contract, which was signed in 2012, but City moved to tie down the World Cup winner on a longer deal. He has agreed to stay in Manchester until he is 33 and believes City will see the best of him.

He added: "It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me."

Silva has scored 27 goals and created a further 61 in 183 appearances as a City player and he joins Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri in signing new contracts this summer, while manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed they are in talks with Edin Dzeko about extending the striker's deal.

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