However, the American side face competition from the Japanese J1 sides Consadole Sapporo and FC Tokyo. Calciomercato’s latest report appears to suggest that Japan’s Vissel Kobe, whose players include Andreas Iniesta and David Villa, have ended their interest in signing Silva in the summer as things stand.
Inter Miami, with former England international David Beckham as its chairman, have yet to secure the signature of a marquee name on their roster. David Silva is reportedly in their sights to become the first. FC Tokyo, the newest side to be linked, finished as runners-up in the J1 League this year and will enter the qualifying stages for the 2020 AFC Champions League.
Silva, who is presently injured, confirmed in June that this would be his final year in English football. The thirty-three year old, who has been honoured with the captain’s armband for his last season, will thus call an end to his decade of service to Manchester City. The Spaniard has three goals and six assists in his fifteen starts this season.
Silva is free to sign a contract in January with foreign clubs and it is likely that his representatives have already held talks with numerous sides. As Calciomercato indicate, it does seem that the interest in the playmaker at present seems strongest from the USA and Japan.
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