Manchester City wants to honour its legends. They have confirmed that they will erect statues of David Silva, Vincent Kompay and Sergio Agüero. All of them in the vicinity of the Etihad Stadium.
"The decision to honour the three players was based on their unparalleled contribution to the Club’s transformation over their combined thirty-one years at the club.," Manchester City announced in a statement.
"The statues of Kompany and Silva are to be installed outside the Club’s Etihad Stadium ahead of this weekend’s fixture against Arsenal, with Aguero’s tribute to follow in 2022, after his departure from the club this summer."
The tribute to Kun Agüero, the last to leave this summer, will take place in 2022, as his statue, the work of Andy Scott, the same man who made those of the Spaniard and Belgian, has not yet been built.
"It's always nice to be recognised for all the time I spent at the club and with something that will always remain. I am aware of the magnitude and importance of having a statue there. It's a source of pride, something that the fans will be able to see at every game. I would like my family and my son to see it and have a great memory," Silva said when it was made public months ago.
So, this coming weekend will see the unveiling of the statues of both David Silva and Vincent Kompany, two of the most important players in Manchester City's history.
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