Friday August 7 2020
David Silva's father: 'He loves Serie A'

David Silva’s father confirms he is ready to leave Manchester City and Lazio are his most likely destination. ‘He loves Serie A and said he could play there until he’s 40.’

Lazio have reportedly proposed a remarkable salary package for David Silva, including use of a luxury home, private jet and driver.

Multiple sources are confident he will join the Biancocelesti this summer, as his contract with Manchester City is running down.

“David had been telling me for some time that he wanted to leave Manchester City at the end of a decade-long era,” Fernando Silva told El Transistor.

“I would like him to remain in Europe. I can confirm that he loves Serie A and would really enjoy playing in Italy. He told me he could play there until he’s 40.

“At the moment, there are many offers and he has to decide, but I’d love it if he signed for Lazio, because even if Rome is quite far away, it’d be a huge opportunity for him.

“I know it’s unlikely he’ll come back to Spain, as he always tells me to rule out the idea of a return to Valencia.”

There were more developments over the last 24 hours, above all the guarantee that Lazio will participate in the Champions League next season.

There had still been a small doubt, as fourth place in Serie A would not be enough if Napoli won the Champions League and Roma simultaneously won the Europa League.

However, Roma’s elimination at the hands of Sevilla swept that minor concern aside.

According to lalazionsiamonoi, President Claudio Lotito had dinner with David Silva’s brother, who also visited the Lazio training ground at Formello.

The salary package isn’t just worth €3m per year plus performance-related bonuses for three seasons, but also includes some intriguing perks.

David Silva will be given the use of a luxury home in the centre of the Eternal City, a private driver to take him around Rome, plus even access to a private jet should he wish to fly home and see his family in Spain.

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