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Exclusive: Carboni can't see Valencia reunion for Man City veteran David Silva

Former Valencia sporting director Amedeo Carboni does not believe Manchester City veteran David Silva will return to the club.

Silva bid farewell to the Premier League in Sunday's 5-0 win over Norwich City after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium.

The Spain international joined City from Valencia in 2010 and won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups during his time with the Sky Blues.

Now 34, the playmaker can look back on an incredible career which begun with Los Che in 2000.

Silva worked his way up the ranks at Valencia but his career didn't start properly at the Mestalla until after loan spells at Eibar and Celta Vigo.

Carboni rewarded Silva with a new contract after his stint with Eibar and has no doubt his "big bet" paid off.

In an exclusive interview, Carboni told Tribalfootball.com: "David Silva was my big bet in Valencia, because I renewed him coming from Eibar (he was without contracts).

"In Valencia, they didn't think you could replace Pablo Aimar, we from the technical direction did."

Significantly, Carboni added: "I think David Silva could return to Valencia to live his life, not to play."

It is unclear where Silva will arrive next and he has no shortage of options.

Clubs in Major League Soccer, Qatar, Spain and Japan have all shown an interest in acquiring the World Cup winner.

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