David Silva ‘s father confirmed that Manchester City’s midfielder is open to a move to Italy in the face of speculation linked to Lazio. As the side host of Pep Guardiola’s Real Madrid in the second leg of their champions league match, the 34-year-old is set to play his last round-of-16 game at the Etihad on Friday.

The father of the player, Fernando Silva, feels that Lazio is an ideal destination and has announced that his son has also declined a one-year City contract extension offer.

“David told me for a couple of years that he wanted to live in Manchester City for at least 10 years, and then end the process there,” he told El Transistor, a Spanish radio show.

“One day I asked him, ‘if you are offered a one-year extension, don’t you think that? ‘And he said to me,’ then you do it!”One day he tells me one thing and the next he asks me another, I ‘d rather have him work professionally in Europe but I can’t rule out anything until the transfer window closes. I can confirm that he loves the Italian league and I sure would like to play in Italy. He told me that he’d been allowed to play there before he was 40.”

“At the moment there are some choices and he has to decide, but if he signed for Lazio, I ‘d love it, because even though Rome is very far away, it’s going to be a huge chance for him. I know he will not return to Spain because he is always asking me to rule out the possibility of returning to Valencia.”

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