David Silva has rubbished claims that he is unhappy in Manchester and has ruled out a swift return to La Liga.
“I was as surprised as anyone else here to have read those reports,” said Silva. “I do the odd interview with Spanish press but I have never come out with these quotes that may or may not have been attributed to me.”
Silva spoke after claims, notably in the Daily Mail, that the Spaniard was homesick and was looking for a return home, possibly with Atletico Madrid, but now Silva has spoken out to quash the rumours and hopefully that will be the end of it.
The Carlos Tevez affair looks set to rumble on after money grabbing agent Kia Joorabchian claimed he was looking to take Tevez back to Brazil with Corinthians, but admitted it may be about a couple of years before that happens.
Tevez’ situation has not been helped by Mancini claiming he is unsure whether he can keep the Argentine at the club. But the big fact is that, Tevez is currently a City player and will remain that way until the club decide to sell him. That may be in the summer, next year or in five years time and Joorabchian will have to deal with that.
So what next from the British Media?
New signing Edin Dzeko to quit blues to complete dream move to Grampus Eight? Adam Johnson wants Darlington move? Micah Richards to leave the blues to open his own bling factory?
It seems like they will print anything at the moment to unstable the blues. In the summer, newspapers reported that new signing Yaya Toure wanted to return to the Nou Camp one day and Mario Balotelli eyed a return to Italy, despite the fact that both players had barely played for the club.
There is no hiding the fact that, at the moment, the media see City’s intrusion into the top four as unwelcome, preferring to see teams like Spurs ahead of us. In 2007, Spurs spent heavily in the transfer market and the media loved it, but when City did the same, we were vilified.
Over the last two years, the British media have tried to unstable City at every available opportunity, even if it comes down to making things up about the club that are blatantly untrue.
I know we will get used to it and that media intrusion is now part and parcel of football and we will continue to make a mockery of their lies.
It’s just a pity it’s something we have to.
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