Manchester City midfielder, David Silva has revealed 2019-20,will be his last season playing for the club after helping them win four Premier League titles as well as a brace of FA Cups and four EFL Cups.
The 30-year-old made it clear he will not sign for another Premier League club once his City contract expires.
“This is the last one,” Silva told reporters. “Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time.
“Initially the club were talking about two years [contract] but I decided to sign another one so I finished at 10 years.
“It completes the cycle. It’s a nice round figure. I can never see myself playing against City for another team. So 10 years – that’s it!”
City sealed a domestic clean sweep last season but European success continues to elude the club, although Silva is not disappointed to have missed out on the Champions League.
”year is like last season I would sign for it right now,” he added.
“When I was a kid, I never thought I would achieve everything I have done, so I’m more than happy with what I have achieved in my 10 years at City.
“The respect people have shown me and the way people in Manchester have treated me has been unbelievable. That’s what I really like, the recognition they have given me.
“I’ve got a family now and it’s about priorities. I want to spend more time with the family. I’ve got another year at Manchester City so we will see what happens after that.”
His decision however will be a great loss to City boss Pep Guardiola, who in January hoped to persuade the player to sign a fresh deal.
The former Spain International wish to end his career at hometown club Las Palmas, but he indicated they will have to seal promotion to LaLiga for that move to be realistic.
“Not China,” Silva said of his next destination. “I don’t know. My girlfriend decides for me!
“I would love to finish my career in Las Palmas but football changes. Who knows? It depends on the team and the players. I cannot come here [to Las Palmas] to play in the second division with this team.”