Lazio have approached David Silva with a view to signing the Manchester City legend as a free agent when his contract expires next month, as they look to add experience to a squad that briefly challenged Juventus for the Serie A title this season.
Silva has already played his last Premier League game for City and will leave the club in August after the restarted Champions League campaign is over. He has spent 10 years in Manchester, during which time he won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups.
Silva has been linked with several clubs since he confirmed it was intention to leave City. The player has previously said it is his dream to join boyhood club Las Palmas back home on Gran Canaria, partially so his young son can have the same idyllic island upbringing he himself had.
David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Inter Miami have also been mentioned as a possible suitor.
AS has reported that Lazio have already opened talks with Silva, who is said to be a specifically requested target by coach Simone Inzaghi. That story claims that there are ‘early signs’ both parties are looking for an agreement.
There is also apparent interest from Shabab Al Ahli and Al Nasr, both of whom are based in Dubai and play in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.
Gazzetta dello Sport describes the offers Silva has received from two Emirati clubs, not confirmed as Shabab Al Ahli or Al Nasr, as ‘attractive’, as is the proposal from an un-named MLS side. The Italian report goes on to mention rumours in Rome of a dinner meeting between Silva and Lazio sporting director Igli Tare. That is not a confirmed meeting, but Gazzetta say the interest is genuine.
Source : 90min