Real Sociedad announced on Saturday that David Silva has signed a one-year contract extension with the club (AEST).
After leaving Manchester City, where he won 11 major honors, including four Premier League titles, the experienced playmaker joined San Sebastian on a free transfer in August 2020.
In April of last year, Silva helped La Real defeat local rival Athletic Bilbao in the postponed 2019-2020 Copa del Rey final, claiming the club’s first major trophy since 1987.
His contract was about to expire at the end of the season, but the 36-year-old FIFA World Cup champion has agreed to stay with the club for another season.
“I’m overjoyed. To be honest, I’ve been here for two excellent years. “Let’s hope we go into Europe as we did last year,” Silva remarked.
“We’re having a terrific year and it’s nice to keep going.” Before signing, I knew the squad was doing well and that I was doing well as well.
“It’s great that the club is expanding and that it’s there every year to battle for Europe.”
Silva has three goals and eight assists in 56 appearances for La Real in all competitions, despite injuries restricting his playing time.
With five games left, La Real is sixth in LaLiga, six points behind the top four.
According to La Real, “he is vital both on the field and in the locker room, and he serves as a role model for the younger players.”
“David Silva will continue to wear the txuri urdin colors that look so well on him.” His dribbling, vision, and assists will continue to wow Real Sociedad fans.
“His football and magic will last at least another season.”