Manchester City to honour David Silva with Etihad Stadium statue
Manchester City are set to honour departing club legend David Silva with a statue outside the Etihad Stadium and a mosaic at their training ground.
David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford FC at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
"David Silva’s glittering 10-year City career will be honoured in the form of a statue at the Etihad Stadium," a club statement read.
"Silva was informed of the decision by chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak in a private conversation after his final Premier League appearance against Norwich last month.
"A training pitch with bespoke mosaic will also be dedicated to the Spanish midfielder at the City Football Academy.
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"Having last year announced a similar plan to celebrate the contribution made by Vincent Kompany, the Club will unveil Silva’s lasting tribute following that of the former Belgian captain. Both sculptures will be unveiled in 2021."