Silva has been outstanding since arriving at the Ethiad, winning a hat-trick of player of the month awards in his first season at the club and also being runner-up in last season’s Player of the Year awards as voted by his peers.
Silva;’s five year contract should also end Real Madrid’s interest in bringing the Spanish international back to Spain.
While Roberto Mancini was vocal about City’s lack of activity in the transfer market this summer, he has to be happy that the Premier League champions have been quietly signing their best players to new long-term deals. Silva joins England keeper Joe Hart and Belgium and club captain Vincent Kompany in signing new deals.
Speaking about his new contract Silva said:
“I’m very pleased because I’ve been here for two years now and I feel very happy here at the club, in the city and with all the people.
“I’m delighted to be extending my contract and being here really does feel just like home for me.
“We’ve won the Premier League title and two other trophies too, and the team is growing and we are now aiming at the Champions League and so that also is another reason to want to stay here and try and win it.
“As I said, I feel very comfortable here and I want to try and win trophies like those.”