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Manchester City confirm Pablo Zabaleta exit

Goal.com logo Goal.com 13-05-2017

Pablo Zabaleta will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the club have confirmed.

Zabaleta and City have reached a mutual agreement that his contract, which ends in July, will not be extended.

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The Argentine signed for City from Espanyol in 2008, one day before the Abu Dhabi takeover, and has played a major role in establishing the club as one of the biggest in England.

The announcement that he will leave the Etihad Stadium comes five years to the day since City clinched their first Premier League title against Queens Park Rangers, with Zabaleta scoring the opening goal in a famous 3-2 victory.

In total the 32-year-old has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his time in English football.

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Goal understands Zabaleta could yet remain in England, as he has been offered a two-year deal by West Ham.

Zabaleta is one of seven City players out of contract this summer, alongside Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Tosin Adarabioyo, Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas.

Navas and Adarabioyo have been offered new deals, while it is understood Toure and Caballero are yet to hear about their futures beyond this summer.

Sagna and Clichy are expected to follow Zabaleta out of the Etihad.

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