Manchester City legend David Silva has been linked with clubs all over the world after he confirmed his decision to leave the Etihad this summer.
The 34-year-old’s contract expired on June 30th, but with the 2019/20 campaign delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Citizens were successful in extending his stay until the end of the season.
Silva has been regularly linked with David Beckham’s Major League Soccer franchise, Inter Miami, and also with clubs in the Middle East.
On August 1st, Corriere Dello Sport reported Lazio entered the race for the Spaniard, and have offered him a two-year contract.
Silva’s father Fernando Jiménez appeared as a guest on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, and urged his son to continue in Europe.
“One day he tells me one thing and another day he says another thing. Personally, I would prefer he stays in Europe, but until everything is closed, there is nothing closed,” he said.
Jiménez would prefer his son to make a switch to Italy after the former Valencia man ruled out the possibility of returning to La Liga.
“He [Silva] likes the Italian league very much and would like very much to go there, although at the moment there are many offers. I wouldn’t mind if he went to Rome,” the player’s father explained.
“I would have liked him to have decided to come to Spain and go back to Valencia, although he says that the stage in the Spanish league has already closed.”
Silva’s future is yet to be resolved, but his immediate focus will be on City’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid. Jiménez believes winning the Europe’s elite club competition would be a fitting send-off for his son.
“For me and for David, to win this Champions League with City would be the culmination of a decade in England,” Jiménez added.