David Silva has suggested he is willing to pledge his long term future to Manchester City. Silva has two years left on his current deal and has attracted attention from Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. City are keen to tie their man down with a long term contract and Silva seems keen to do the same.

Silva has delayed any talk of his future until the close season, but now with a Premier League winners medal to his name he is keen to extend his stay at the Etihad. “I’ve got two years left on my contract and I’ve always said I’ll be happy to stay here” said Silva ahead of the final round of Premier League matches.

Silva made an impressive start to his City career but was troubled with an ankle problem in the second half of the season. And he admits a series of injuries to his ankle have meant he is still being troubled by the problem. “I’ve been knocked and knocked and knocked on the same ankle that’s caused me a lot of trouble. And just at the moment when I felt the worst physically we had a dip in form as a team.”

As the team’s performances have improved David Silva’s ankle troubles seem to have eased in recent weeks. That surely goes to show the importance of the Spaniard to City and their hopes to build on a domestic title. It is no wonder that City are keen to keep hold of Silva, and with the spending power that City have to back up their title winning credentials their prospects look good. Silva and City seem set to be partnered for many years to come and even the lure of Europe’s top sides seems unlikely to change that position any time soon.