Manchester City’s David Silva in talks for Japan move

Manchester City playmaker David Silva is in talks with Japanese club Vissel Kobe, according to a report in El Chiringuito TV.

It follows on from a September report in Calciomercato which claimed the former Spain international is being lined up by David Beckham’s club Inter Miami and the player is now open to a move to MLS.

The 33-year-old has amassed 409 appearances for City, scoring 73 goals, providing 134 assists and winning four Premier League titles after joining from Valencia in 2010, but is out of contract this summer.

The playmaker has retired from international duty but won a notable 125 caps for La Roja, scoring 25 goals and winning three major tournaments – winning two European Championship crowns alongside the 2010 World Cup.

A product of Valencia’s youth system, Silva played for Los Che across six seasons and also enjoyed loan spells at Eibar and Celta Vigo.

He has previously said that he wishes to retire at his hometown club Las Palmas.

Vissel Kobe are currently home to Andres Iniesta and David Villa – who will retire at the end of the current J-League campaign – while Sergi Samper, Lukas Podolski and Thomas Vermaelen are also at the club.

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