The Manchester City will erect a statue on the outskirts of the Etihad Stadium To Spanish David Silva, to the Argentine Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero and the belgian Vicent Kompany for “his unparalleled contribution to the club and its transformation over a total of thirteen years”, the English club announced through its website.
Silva, Omen and Kompany, considered as historical figures within the English club, will be honored with a statue for each of them that will be located near the ‘citizens’ stadium. The City confirmed that the Scottish sculptor Andy Scott (Glasgow, 1964) will be in charge of shaping them.
The club president ManchesterKhaldoon Al Mubarak announced this project in 2019 after the departure of Kompany, the most successful captain in the club’s history. In the same way, he assured that “work is being done so that soon the historical legends of the club are properly recognized.”
“After all, Vincent and David don’t need statues to recognize their achievements with Manchester City over the past decade. They are already icons of their generation,” said Al Mubarak.
“But these works of art give us and future generations the opportunity to remember and savor truly magical moments created by the two of them,” added the president.
The sculptures of Silva and Kompany They are already finalized and will be presented this Saturday, August 28 before the start of the match between the City and the Arsenal. The process of building the statues began in 2020 but due to the pandemic, the sculptor and the footballers were only able to communicate virtually.
Scott will also be in charge of shaping the statue – scheduled for 2022 – of the ‘When‘, the club’s historical top scorer with 260 goals and protagonist in the victory over QPR that gave the City his third league title -first Premier League (2012) -, after 44 years, by scoring the decisive goal at the last moment of the last day.
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