Silva rules out Man City exit

The 25-year-old, who joined City from Valencia last summer, has recently been linked with a return to Spain.

“I was as surprised, as anyone else here, to have read those reports,” he said.

“I do the odd interview with Spanish press but I have never come out with these quotes that may or may not have been attributed to me.

“My initial reaction was surprise, but as I have said before, I am happy to be here and I find myself very much at ease with life here.

“The thing about a big city like Manchester is that people respect your space. They leave you to get on with your life.

“In Spain, people can get on your back and maybe live the game more. Here it’s nice to go out and chill in the city.”