Pep Guardiola has confirmed David Silva as Manchester City’s new captain, with the Spaniard inheriting the armband from Vincent Kompany.
The departure of the Belgian, an iconic figure in City this summer had created a vacancy.
Kompany severed ties with City at the end of his contract, with the skipper walking away as a domestic treble winner in his final campaign.
He has left big boots to fill, but Silva is another long-serving stalwart who knows all about the demands of life at the top of the game.
Earlier in the summer, Pep Guardiola had revealed that he would be allowing his players to choose the club’s next skipper.
A World Cup-winning midfielder has got the nod, with Guardiola telling reporters: “David Silva will be our captain.
“The captain has to be what he is. David has been here a decade, he knows the club and the Premier League.”
City will be looking to Silva for inspiration again in 2019-20.