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Man City's Silva blasts Real Madrid over ugly media campaign

Manchester City star David Silva has blasted Real Madrid over a media campaign against him. Since moving to England, Silva has been in sizzling form for City but has been riled by stories in Spanish media claiming Madrid did not sign him because of question marks over his "problematic" lifestyle.

Seasoned Real observers have always seen this as a feeble attempt by the club to justify missing out on the BEST Spanish footballer.

Midfielder Silva, 26, hit out: "If Real Madrid didn't want to sign me I don't know why these rumours came out, with accusations being thrown around.

"My conscience is clear and I have always been professional.

"That whole affair didn't anger me but it puzzled me greatly. There was an interest but then Real tried to cover it up with that.

"But I am calm and very happy to have taken the decision I did.

"Neither Barcelona nor Real made any move. It was City who made a move for me and that is why I am here. I went where I was wanted."

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