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David Silva to be welcomed with ‘open arms’ by Lazio stars, claims Immobile who can’t wait to play with Man City icon

DAVID SILVA will be welcomed with “open arms” at Lazio.

The Manchester City legend will leave the Etihad once their quest for Champions League glory comes to a conclusion this month.

The midfield maestro is set to join the Italian giants in the “next weeks” – and his new team-mates cannot wait to have the 34-year-old on board.

That is according to Serie A’s top goalscorer and Lazio star Ciro Immobile.

He said: “Great player and great experience, we are waiting for him with open arms.

“I can’t wait for him to arrive, before Lazio players we are Lazio fans.”

Lazio have offered the Spaniard a deal worth £52,000 a week.

They have also thrown in some luxury selling points for that includes his own private jet and a luxury pad in the heart of Rome.

Silva has won 11 major pieces of silverware during his time in England but the Champions League has bypassed him so far.

The veteran believes he still has five years left in the tank at the top level and Lazio’s length of contract on the table convinced him to join.

Silva posted an emotional message to Man City fans last month when announcing his departure from the club.

It read: “They have shown me so much respect – and respect is the most important thing for me.

“They have shown me and my family respect wherever we go and then on the pitch too.

“I am very grateful for all of this.

“I just want to say thank you to all the supporters, to the club, to the workers here at the club because they have made my life much easier and I am grateful for that. I will be Blue – Blue forever.”

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