Gael Clichy has announced that he will be leaving Manchester City this summer as one of six senior players out of contract.
Speaking at a fan event hosted by the club today, the 31-year-old left-back said, “I’m not sure whether or not Joe (Hart) will be here next season, and I won’t be here next season.”
Clichy follows Pablo Zabaleta out of the club, with fellow full-back Bacary Sagna also on his way out, and doubts remaining over the futures of Willy Caballero, Yaya Touré and Jesus Navas.
Navas has been offered a new one-year deal, but is pondering a three-year contract on offer from his former club Sevilla, while Touré is expected to be offered a similar short-term deal but is undecided on his future, despite his affinity for City and its fans.
Clichy has made 192 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City, scoring 3 goals and contributing 11 assists. During his six-year spell, he has won the Premier League twice and League Cup twice.
Crystal Palace could make a move for the Frenchman as well as Sagna, with Sam Allardyce said to be considering a double swoop for the out-of-contract pair.
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