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David Silva reveals timing key to joining Man City over Barcelona, Real Madrid

David Silva says timing was crucial for his decision to join Manchester City.

The talented playmaker has now made 345 appearances for City since joining from Valencia in 2010. He had the opportunity to join Barcelona or Real Madrid at the time but made the decision to move to England.

"City wanted me. They had been calling me since December, asking me to come and play for them," he said.

"I thought: 'Who wants me? City want me, so that's where I'll go.'

"Back then I was living with my parents and they were getting divorced and it was the right time to get away from there, from Spain, and live a new experience. It turns out I made the right move."

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