The 34-year-old will leave for a new challenge with his place as one of City's greatest ever players secure, having been hugely influential in shaping the club's most successful decade ever.
Silva reveals why he didn't join Madrid in 'Made in Gran Canaria', a documentary about his career released by City to celebrate his decade at the club.
He said: “After that I didn't go again [to mainland Spain]. They'd call me year after year, but I didn't go. The following year I went back to my town where I played until I was 14."