David Silva is stalling over signing a new Manchester City contract extension, according to an exclusive report by Italian news portal TMW.
The 31-year-old is under contract until 2019 but there have been stories lately that City want to add an extra year on to his deal, believing he can continue at a high level well into his 30s.
However, news from Italy claims that Silva is ‘already thinking about a future elsewhere’ when his deal expires in 2019, at which point he will be 33-years-old. The playmaker has publicly stated his desire to end his career at Las Palmas, who are currently in La Liga and would welcome David with open arms.
According to TMW, AC Milan and Inter Milan were both interested in the summer but wouldn’t be able to match his current salary. The Milan giants are monitoring his situation in light of this new information with Chinese backing may be able to get closer to his wage demands if he is keen on a move to Serie A in future.
City still have plenty of time to find an agreement with the magician and there is unlikely to be any panic even if this news is true.
TMW is a source well known for having contacts to many agents across Europe, which has led to them having some very interesting exclusives in the past, such as being the first to report Javi García’s move from Manchester City to Zenit in 2014.
Let’s hope in this case, the Italian source is wrong and David Silva pens a new contract long before his current one runs out.