Gael Clichy announces his Manchester City exit after six years at the club

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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