David Silva jets off to Spain and could be a doubt for Manchester City vs. Brighton

Manchester City could be without midfielder David Silva on Wednesday night following news that the 32-year-old is flying to Valencia for ‘some days’.

The well-connected Jose Alvarez says El Mago is flying to Spain this evening, likely to spend time with his son Mateo who was born extremely prematurely last year, and has been recovering slowly after being seriously ill.

Silva has missed several fixtures this season on personal leave with Pep Guardiola stating repeatedly that the Spain international can come and go as he wishes, with family taking precedence over football.

It’s unclear exactly how long he’ll be away but with the game just around the corner, it raises the possibility that he could be absent for Man City’s last home fixture of the campaign.

The City legend admitted after yesterday’s game that the team’s good form had helped him through these difficult times.

“This is a big one for me, because of what happened with my son,” Silva said on Sky Sports after the celebrations. “I am so happy because he is getting better and we got the title. I can’t ask for more.

“Because the team playing so well, that helped me. I feel okay, I feel good. I have to travel to Spain and back to England, it was a tough time for me but you know we are the champions.”

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