Silva lining to City deal

LONDON - Spain's World Cup-winning winger David Silva completed his move to Premier League club Manchester City from Valencia yesterday.

LONDON - Spain's World Cup-winning winger David Silva completed his move to Premier League club Manchester City from Valencia yesterday.

The 24-year-old underwent a medical yesterday, having agreed to a four-year contract.

City's website did not disclose the fee but the Abu Dhabi-owned club is reported to have paid about £24million (R275million) for Silva.

City, who announced the signing of Silva last month, finished fifth in the Premier League last season but will be expecting a top-four finish this season and a place in the Champions League.

"I will be happy if at the end we are in the Champions League, or if we win a trophy," Silva told the club's website. "My first target is to get into the team, and then to fight for the league and the other competitions." - Reuters

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