In terms of global acclaim the list of Manchester City greats isn't overly extensive, yet David Silva easily fits into that category, and the Spaniard has admitted that it was his parents' divorce that made clear to him it was time to leave Spain for England back in 2010.
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The Spanish midfielder admits that he has one club that he still wants to play for before he hangs up his boots and he could well head there when his final City contract comes to an end.
"For City, two more seasons - what's left on my contract", he told BBC Sport when asked how much longer he is likely to continue playing.
"It depends on how I feel physically".
The 32-year-old has represented on City on 349 occasions so far, winning eight trophies along the way.
"I hope he likes sports and if he gets into football we'll help him", added Silva, who remains keen to return home away from the hassles of the English Premier League.
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the club will "strive for more" after they announced yearly revenues of 500 million pounds for the first time on Thursday. The important thing is Raheem and his people know how delighted we are with him.
"It's a challenge for all of them and it's a challenge for me, the manager, to keep the level and it's a challenge for the players to keep their level and compete with their mates".