Silva happy to stay a Mestalla man

After Valencia striker David Villa recently ended summer-long speculation surrounding his future by pledging his allegiance to the Mestalla outfit, fellow Spanish star and team-mate David Silva has followed suit. Silva, like Villa, had long been linked with a move away from the cash-strapped club Los Che, with Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United strongly tipped to land the 23-year-old midfielder, who has made 89 league outings for Valencia. But after Euro 2008 Golden Boot winner Villa broke his media silence by revealing he was going no where during the close-season, his fellow countryman Silva, who has 26 caps for his country, has trodden a similar path. "I am like I have always been since I am a player of Valencia: tranquil, getting ready for what is about to come and eager to work to make a good season," he told Superdeporte. "Why should I be sad? I am a player of Valencia and I am happy to be one. Since Monday I have been working with team-mates that I really like and with whom I have a very good relationship. "I know that several clubs wanted me and showed interest in me, but I always saw myself at Valencia and I always thought I would end up staying. "It is always good that you are talked about, specially if it's because big clubs want to sign you." NEWS: Villa comes clean on summer silence