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David Silva signs new five-year contract with Manchester City

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David Silva has signed a new five-year contract to stay with Manchester City until 2019, the team announced on Tuesday.

Silva, 28, joined Manchester City in 2010 from Valencia and helped the team win the Premier League last season. He is a longtime member of the Spanish national team, including the 2010 World Cup winning squad.

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The midfielder told the team's website it was an easy decision for him to stay with the reigning Premier League champions.

“Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England and now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won’t become one of the top teams in the world."

Manchester City has acquired several players in the past few weeks, including midfielder Frank Lampard on a season-long loan from MLS club New York City FC.

On Monday, the team completed defender Eliaquim Mangala's transfer from Porto.

- Paul Palladino

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