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Silva completes move to Manchester City

July 15, 2010 10:34 IST

Spain's World Cup winning winger David Silva completed his move to Premier League club Manchester City from Valencia on Wednesday.

David SilvaThe 24-year-old underwent a medical on Wednesday having agreed a four-year contract. City's website did not disclose the fee but the Abu Dhabi-owned club are reported to have paid around 24 million pounds for Silva.

City, who announced the signing of Silva in June, finished fifth in the Premier League last season but will be expecting a top-four finish this season and a place in the Champions League.

"I will be happy if at the end we are in the Champions League - or if we win a trophy," Silva told the club's website.

"My first target is to get into the team, and then to fight for the league and the other competitions."

Silva is City's third signing during the close-season, following Roberto Mancini's capture of Hamburg's German international defender Jerome Boateng and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure from Barcelona.

"Roberto Mancini and Garry Cook have told me we are building a very good team with some of the best players in the world and we are going to fight for honours," added Silva, who will have a holiday before joining his new team.

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