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Man City chief Txiki: David Silva helped transform this club

Manchester City football chief Txiki Begiristain has paid tribute to departing captain David Silva.

The former Spanish international, 34, joined City from Valencia in 2010 and has gone on to make 429 appearances and help them land 14 major trophies.

Begiristain said: "He's been unbelievable in football - especially here.

"He's spent 10 wonderful years, winning trophies and changing the dynamic of the club.

"He's been one of the leaders – with Vincent (Kompany), with Yaya (Toure) and Kun (Aguero). No one will forget what they've done.

"Not only the way David plays football but helping us be a successful club. He will always be remembered because of that."

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