REAL MADRID supremo Florentino Perez was about to seal a £30million transfer for floppy-haired, fresh-faced David Silva again in 2010 whereas the Spaniard was at Valencia.
However the transfer was sensationally scrapped by Los Blancos amid issues of the participant’s alleged ‘consuming and partying’.
David Silva was getting ready to a transfer to Actual Madrid throughout his time at ValenciaCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
David Silva is now at Actual Sociedad after a decade at Man Metropolis
In accordance with The Athletic, Perez went so far as telling a Madrid delegate to seize the then 24-year-old’s suitcase after a match in opposition to Silva’s Valencia, telling them: “Take the suitcase to the locker room, as a result of subsequent yr David will probably be with us.”
Having then had his image taken with Perez’s nephews, Silva turned increasingly open to creating the change to the Bernabeu.
However after Madrid’s character examine of the Spanish ace, they reportedly determined he didn’t behave with the ‘required dignity’ to be a star on the Bernabeu.
The revelation has baffled followers throughout the globe, with Silva the mannequin professional throughout his ten-year stint at Man Metropolis – who had been in a position to pinch him from Valencia with Madrid’s obvious blessing.
Silva remodeled 400 appearances on the Etihad and is broadly acknowledged as one of many membership’s greatest-ever gamers – having received 4 Premier League titles.
Shortly earlier than his departure, former team-mate Kevin De Bruyne has lavished reward on Silva, saying: “Everyone has nice respect for him and everyone confirmed that.”
The Belgian was a type of in Metropolis’s ranks that voted for Silva to have the honour of changing into their new captain and was clearly delighted when he was formally appointed by Guardiola.
De Bruyne added: “David could be very low key however when he speaks everyone listens.
David Silva was a mannequin professional for Metropolis and helped them win 4 PL titles
“I believe everyone has his personal sort of management and I believe he’s any person who tries to manage it within the sport and perhaps do it in a extra silent method.”
Silva left Metropolis on the finish of final season after a decade of service to return to LaLiga with Actual Sociedad