David Silva hints at possible retirement after 2020

Manchester City star David Silva has hinted that he could step down from professional football when his contract with the club expires in June 2020. The 32-year-old has made over 250 appearances during his nine years with the Citizens but he has now admitted that he is unsure whether he may have signed his final contract.

In an interview with BT Sport, Silva acknowledged that he has a good feeling with the Mancunian giants and he would remain committed for the remaining two years of his contract before weighing up his options, he said: “I have two more years on my contract here. I feel great here. I want to stay until the end of my contract and then I’ll see how I feel physically and mentally to carry on.”

Silva’s influence on City has improved over the past couple of seasons and last campaign brought the best of his abilities as he managed to contribute towards 20 goals in the Premier League. As such, manager Pep Guardiola has spoken glowingly about the midfielder on numerous occasions but the Spaniard for now appears to have stalled discussions over a potential extension.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have made a good start to the campaign with 10 points accumulated from their opening four matches but this does not see them at the top of the standings with both and Liverpool getting off to the perfect start to the campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool had the better off City in three out of the four meetings last term and they are reckoned by many as the main challengers for the Premier League crown.

On the other hand, Chelsea often tend to turn up after an average season and they could be considered as the dark horses for the title with new manager Maurizio Sarri already leaving a good impression with his style of play.