Pablo Zabaleta set to leave Manchester City this summer after nine-year spell

The 32-year-old Argentinian, who is City's third longest-serving player after Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany, joined City from Espanyol in 2008

Sunday 14 May 2017 09:53
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Pablo Zabaleta is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season
Pablo Zabaleta is set to leave Manchester City at the end of the season

Pablo Zabaleta will end his nine-year spell with Manchester City is set to come to an end after informing the club he intends to leave this summer.

The 32-year-old Argentinian, who is City's third longest-serving player after Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany, joined City from Espanyol in 2008 and is out of contract in July.

Fan favourite Zabaleta has made more than 300 appearances for the club, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup.

A statement released by City said: "Pablo has informed the club he will move to pastures new, but leave behind many happy memories.

"Fans will have the opportunity to show their appreciation for one of the club's most loyal and loved servants of recent times against West Brom on Tuesday evening, which will be Pablo's last home appearance."

Zabaleta has started 22 games in all competitions this season for Pep Guardiola's side. Early reports are linking him with a move to West Ham.

Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero are among the other City players who are out of contract this summer.

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