David Silva: How do Man City replace their creative star?

1 September 2020 0 By Total Football News
David Silva (centre) may have left Manchester City but they have midfield talent in abundance still at the club

David Silva arrived for his first day at Manchester City in 2010 with a sore head and champagne on his breath following some heavy post-World Cup celebrations. But his departure this summer, after 10 years of stellar service, leaves City with the hangover.

Over the past decade, the Spaniard has provided the club with unparalleled composure and creativity from midfield - qualities that helped them end a 34-year trophy drought and amass 11 pieces of major silverware.

They now face a future without him and a present that poses a major dilemma - how do you replace the irreplaceable?

'Superstar', 'special', 'genius'

Team-mates, opponents, fans and pundits were queuing up to throw superlatives at Silva