Pep Guardiola says David Silva will return ‘when he’s ready’ and says the midfielder’s personal life is more important than football right now.
The Spaniard last played in City’s 4-0 win against Bournemouth on December 23rd but has not been included in a matchday squad since.
‘I don’t know,’ admitted Guardiola, when asked when Silva will be back.
‘When he is ready, he will come back. But his personal life is always more important than any other situation.
‘So, when he comes back it’s because he’s ready, welcome. That is what we have to do.’
Guardiola’s men host Watford at the Etihad tomorrow before a tantalising clash against Liverpool at Anfield on January 14th.