At the moment of taking to the field, perhaps it would be necessary to turn off all the lights in the stadium and direct a powerful light cannon towards it to give the dimension it deserves to its premiere. David
Silva was included yesterday in the call for Imanol And, although he has all the traces of not playing at the start, he has many options to play his first minutes as a Real footballer tonight. If he did not do it seven days ago in Valladolid it was because of the damn coronavirus, already overcome, from which he was infected, it is not known where. Today a world champion dressed in txuri urdin plays in Anoeta. There is a genius loose in Donostia.
Silva assumes the responsibility of inheriting the legacy of the great left-handers that the Real has had throughout its last 40 years, starting with Robert
Ufarte, perhaps the best player in the history of the club. They maintained the tradition of delicacy on the left flank of the attack Txiki
Pedro, Savio for only half a season, that of the relegation, Griezmann, Candle, Odegaard last season and of course, since 2015 and forever, Mikel
By Silva their numbers and their honors speak. 787 matches in the elite (including 309 in the Premier, 153 in LaLiga and 125 in the Spanish team), in which he scored 163 goals, with an extraordinarily favorable balance that wants to continue at Real: 482 wins, 146 draws and 159 defeats. A World Cup and two Euro Cups shine a light on a record full of titles and individual distinctions. And this footballer, now 34 years old, is going to play for Real from today, replacing another chosen from the ball as Odegaard, which today will be placed on the enemy side.
Silva he knows perfectly what it is to play and win against Real Madrid. In fact, it is recent. He did it on August 7 in his penultimate match with Manchester City. He played the last nine minutes in the British victory (2-1) at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. The balance of the 15 clashes of the Arguineguín star against Real Madrid is five victories, two draws and eight defeats.
A whole afternoon, including part of the night, it took Real to agree on his signing. It happened a short month ago, on Monday, August 18, just a few days after mourning the march of Odegaard. The realistic fans rubbed their eyes when they saw the news in the newspapers and on television. After being released from Manchester City, where he had played the previous 10 seasons, he had a kind of verbal commitment to Italian Lazio, but the call of Olabe he changed his tickets and his priorities.
Silva He arrived free, the Real did not have to pay any transfer bonus to get his services and signed for the next two campaigns, until June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extending the link for one more campaign, although in this case both parties – including the player – must give their consent. The Gran Canaria lowers his tab to less than three million euros net and is placed on the same salary scale of those who earn the most –Oyarzabal, Merino and Illarramendi-.