Atletico Madrid ready for shock summer swoop for Manchester City's 'homesick' David Silva - report

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Atletico Madrid have reportedly set their sights on a summer bid for Manchester City midfielder David Silva, who is "homesick" according to the Daily Mail.

City paid £24 million for the services of Silva from Valencia last summer and Silva has gone on to make 30 appearances for the Sky Blues, frequently impressing on his debut season in England.

The Spaniard has also bagged three goals including a spectacular effort against Blackpool in a crucial win 3-2 win at Bloomfield Road as well as City's only goal against Manchester United last weekend in the Manchester derby.

Yet despite this the report claims that the Spanish international has failed to adapt to life in England and has a particular problem with the weather with Manchester being substantially colder than his native Gran Canaria.

Indeed the Daily Mail claims that Silva did not want to move away from Spain and that Atletico are now preparing to rescue the Spanish international from Eastlands after discussing a move with the player’s agent.

The Primera Division side are believed to be willing to offer City the same amount they paid for the Spaniard but if this is rejected are also prepared to add a couple of players in part exchange to sweeten the deal.

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