An odd thing about Silva is that he actually looks leaner now than he has in a couple of the previous seasons. Midfielders have a tendency to bulk up a little, indeed a couple of years ago Silva was more muscular, but he now looks about the same weight and shape as when he arrived.
He’s looked after himself, he’s looked after us, and if he’s the benchmark, good luck Txiki.
As the old showbiz adage goes, always leave the people wanting more, and he's certainly done that. I genuinely think he could have played more than a bit part for us next season but now is probably the right time to go. I'll certainly miss him. We'll certainly miss him.