Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City in the summer

• 32-year-old Argentinian has been at club for nine years
• £6.5m player from Espanyol has made 332 appearances

Pablo Zabaleta will leave Manchester City at the end of the season as Pep Guardiola’s shake-up of the club gathers pace. The Argentinian has been at City for nine years and is out of contract from 1 July. He has told City he will move on in the summer and the fixture against West Brom on Tuesday evening will be the defender’s last home appearance.

Zabaleta has made 332 appearances since signing for £6.5m from Espanyol the day before it was announced that Sheikh Mansour was the club’s new owner and he made his debut for City in September 2008.

Reports suggested the 32-year-old is lining up a move to West Ham. City said on their website: “Pablo… leaves behind many happy memories.”


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