Come next season, it's undoubtedly going to be incredibly difficult for Manchester City fans to watch games and not see David Silva out on the pitch.
After 10 magnificent years in England, the Spanish midfielder saw his time with the club come to an end after the 2019-20 campaign, and he has since returned to his home country and signed with Real Sociedad.
Silva's time with City will not be forgotten anytime soon, with the team ready to honor him in the best way possible. This week, it was announced a statue will be built outside the Etihad Stadium of Silva. This is nothing short of amazing.
Man City have announced plans for a David Silva statue at Etihad Stadium.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 17, 2020
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There's no arguing Silva is worthy of this. While Liverpool fans have been trolling him on social media this month, his stats and accomplishments really don't lie here.
During his 10 years with Manchester City, Silva made 436 appearances, scoring 77 goals and adding 140 assists. In the hardware department, he helped City win four English Premier League titles, two FA Cups and more.
He developed an incredible relationship with Pep Guardiola in recent years and was always known as being an outstanding teammate. While Silva may be back in Spain right now suiting up for Real Sociedad, he'll always be a City great.
Giving him his own statue outside the Etihad Stadium in Manchester is the right move and a brilliant decision by the higher ups. Silva will forever be remembered for his spectacular play while donning a City jersey.