Manchester City ace David Silva has joined the ranks of Twitter.

He's only been on Twitter for two days and tweeted seven times, but Manchester City star Silva has already amassed over 71,000 followers.

City midfielder Nigel de Jong, who has joined his team-mates on their pre-season tour in Austria, welcomed him by tweeting: "See that the little wizard @21lva arrived on twitter! Welcome conejito, follow him."