David Silva says he was happy to sign with Manchester City before the World Cup.
Knowing Valencia needed to cash in on his services and with the World Cup fast approaching, Silva needed a quick decision on his future.
That City had already made their intentions known was perfect for the 24-year-old, who quickly agreed to make the move to Eastlands for £25million and sign a four-year contract.
"I wanted my future sorted out before the World Cup and Manchester City showed serious intent," he said.
"They made it very clear they wanted me and were happy to stick their necks out. I wanted to pay that back."
It works both ways of course. City are now getting a World Cup winner, even if Silva only made the bench for that famous final victory over Holland in Johannesburg.
It is a prize he will covet for life although he wants to expand his medal collection with a few honours for his new club.
"I have come here to win titles and important trophies," he said.
"This club is going to places I want to visit.
"I can't wait to play alongside Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Nigel de Jong and Yaya Toure, and that's to name just four."
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