After nine unforgettable years at Manchester City, 32-year-old club hero, Pablo Zabaleta, looks to be on his way out this summer as one of six players coming to the end of their deals.
According to Italian journalist Nicolò Schira, Zabaleta is close to joining another Premier League side, West Ham, on a contract that will run until 2020.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) March 30, 2017
By all accounts, Zabaleta, along with fellow full-backs Bacary Sagna and Gaël Clichy, have not been offered new deals as it stands and with the huge number of full-backs being linked with a move to the Etihad, changes seem inevitable. Still, it remains to be seen if Pep Guardiola wants such a radical overhaul that he will let both veteran right-backs go, or keep one for now and bring in a fresher face.
If Zabaleta does leave, it will bring to an end a glorious stay at City which began days before the club was taken over in the summer of 2008. Since arriving in Manchester, Zaba has won the Premier League twice, FA Cup, League Cup twice, and was named Etihad Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season.