PEP GUARDIOLA admits it is Mission Impossible convincing David Silva to stay at Manchester City.

The 34-year-old’s decade of success at the Etihad comes to an end this summer.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has said there is no way to convince David Silva to stay at the club

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola has said there is no way to convince David Silva to stay at the clubCredit: Reuters

The Spaniard has won four Premier League titles during that period plus a host of other honours.

Despite his age, the veteran still continues to shine for the Cityzens.

And he produced another splendid display on Wednesday as City defeated Bournemouth 2-1.

Both fans and his boss Guardiola would love to keep him for at least another 12 months.

However, all attempts to convince him to stay have failed.

Guardiola said: “He has decided to leave, he has said many times.

“I think he wants to finish after 10 seasons here.”

David Silva bent in a brillinat free-kick as Man City beat Bournemouth 2-1

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David Silva bent in a brillinat free-kick as Man City beat Bournemouth 2-1Credit: AFP or Licensors

Silva scored a free-kick to break the deadlock against the Cherries before setting up Gabriel Jesus for the second, match-winning strike.

Guardiola added: “He’s been in incredible top form since we came back from the lockdown.

“He played another exceptional game and scored again, two times in a row a fantastic goal.

“Hopefully he comes back for a farewell game that he more than deserves and he can find a place for the last years of his career.”

Silva is now hoping to finish his City career with two more medals in his trophy cabinet.

He agreed a short-term extension to feature in the Champions League next month.

And he is expected to start when City face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

He has been linked with a return to Valencia and a switch to the States to join an MLS side.

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