David Silva 'eternally thankful' as son Mateo ends five-month stay in hospital
David Silva says he will be "eternally grateful" to hospital staff after he was finally able to take his son, Mateo, home for the first time.
Mateo Silva was allowed home on Tuesday having spent five months in hospital after being born extremely prematurely in December 2017.
"We're finally going home!" wrote Silva alongside a series of pictures of hospital staff who cared for his son.
"We will be eternally grateful for the amazing paediatric team and ICU units of the Hospital Casa de Salud for their professionalism and human treatment that they have shown us these 5 long months. Just thank you!" he added.
In January, Silva revealed his son was 'fighting day by day' forcing the Spanish midfielder to miss four of Man City's five Christmas fixtures for personal reasons.
“I want to thank all of you for the love and good wishes received in the last few weeks, special thanks to my team-mates, the manager and all at the club for understanding my situation," said Silva in a Twitter post explaining his absence.
“Also I want to share with you the birth of my son Mateo, who was born extremely preterm and is fighting day by day with the help of the medical team."
Silva won his third Premier League title as Manchester City racked-up 100 points in a record-breaking season.