David Silva is ready to kick things up in Spain…
Real Sociedad have signed the 34-year-old Spanish footballer and former Manchester City midfielder as a free agent, the La Liga side has announced.
Silva recently left Man City after a decade of service, in which he won 11 major trophies including four Premier League titles.
Manchester City had recently announced that they’d be honoring Ruiz by building a statue of him outside the Etihad Stadium.
La Real, who finished sixth in La Liga, were searching for a new playmaker after Martin Odegaard ended a one-year loan spell to return to Real Madrid.
Silva had been linked with a move to Italian club Lazio, but instead returns to his home country, having begun his professional career at Valencia.
In a social media post, Silva said goodbye to Man City fans:
“I look back and it’s clear I could not have made a better decision than to accept City’s proposal to join their project back in 2010,” he said.
“Manchester City and I have grown together. In 10 years, I have developed personally and professionally. I have celebrated many victories and titles and lived through epic moments.
“I have seen my lovely child, Mateo, born and I have even started to feel comfortable under heavy rain! City are a fantastic family. I won’t ever forget the way they threw themselves into helping me when I suffered the hardest moments of my life, offering me support and empathy.”