New City boy Silva targets Champions League
Manchester City have completed the signing of Spain midfielder David Silva, after he passed a medical at Eastlands.
Silva joins City from Valencia for around £25 million after winning the World Cup with Spain in South Africa and already has his eyes set on the new season with his new club.
"I'm very happy with what we did this summer - it's the best time that any player can have,'' he told the club's official website. "I am looking forward to starting the season with my new team, I'm excited about my new team. And I will be happy if at the end we are in the Champions League - or if we win a trophy.''
Silva still has yet to nail down a starting spot for Spain, but maintains that his focus is on domestic duties for the time being.
"Roberto Mancini and Garry Cook have told me we are building a very good team with some of the best players in the world and we are going to fight for honours," he said. "My first target is to get into the team, and then to fight for the league and the other competitions.
''It's true that the English League is faster than in Spain. La Liga is more tactical - we like to move the ball. But in England they like to fight and run and score very fast! Of course, if you play well for your team and things go well, the national coach is going to see that and you become more important to him. And I have only good memories of the stadium here - My only other match was a friendly with Valencia and I scored the goal that gave us the victory!"