Zabaleta to discuss Manchester City future

The defender has revealed he could leave the club in the summer after losing his place to Bacary Sagna following a year blighted by injuries

Pablo Zabaleta says he will discuss his future with Manchester City in the summer as he prepares to enter the final 12 months of his contract.

The right-back has been linked with a move to Inter after losing his place to Bacary Sagna having been plagued by injuries over the past year.

Zabaleta’s current contract runs out in 2017 and though he insists he won’t leave in January, he refused to rule out a summer departure.

“At the end of this season I will have one more year left on my contract. Normally the end of this season will be the time to decide what we will do,” Zabaleta told the Manchester Evening News.

“As a player I think I still have two or three years left to play at the top level, but in football you never know – things change quickly.

“I am enjoying myself at this great club, and at the end of this season we will have a conversation with the club.

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“It’s January, and everything comes from the media about players coming in or going out but I am 100 per cent focussed on City at the moment.

“I want to finish the season here and am not thinking of going anywhere in January.”

With 200 league appearances to his name at City, where he arrived in 2008, Zabaleta said he has his fair share of scars to show for his efforts in helping the club to two Premier League titles in four years.

“I have become a very ugly man – not just the scars, I lost my hair as well because I kept having to have it cut everywhere!” he said.

“I am a lucky man because I am happily married to a lovely girl, so I can’t complain.”

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