Manchester City midfielder David Silva has agreed terms and signed a new five-year contract with the club. The new deal will see the Spanish international remain at the Etihad Stadium till the summer of 2019.
Silva, joined City from Valencia in 2010, and has gone on to play a huge role in City's emergence as one of English football's recent super powers. The Spanish midfielder claims that it was an easy decision to extend his stay in Manchester as he feels at home on and off the pitch.
"From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me," Silva told City's official site.
"On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled professionally and personally, so why wouldn't I want to stay and keep winning trophies with this fantastic team?"
The 28-year-old midfielder is confident that with the players at City's disposal, they will become one of the top clubs around Europe.
He is also grateful for the fans that have supported him through the last four years, and is glad to be spending his 'peak' years with City.
"Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England and now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won't become one of the top teams in the world," the former Valencia player added.
"It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me."
Meanwhile, the Spaniard, who has won all the domestic honours in England is now keen on conquering Europe before the end of his current contract with City.
"The Champions League definitely. It's a title I really want to win. I think we are on a good path and hopefully we can win it someday. It's a good challenge for this year. We also want to win other titles. We want to fight for every trophy," Silva said, as quoted in the Daily Mail.
Since his arrival in 2010, Silva has gone on to win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one League Cup. The FA Cup victory in 2010 was City's first piece of silverware in 35 years.