Pablo Zabaleta to leave Man City this summer, after 9 years

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Pablo Zabaleta will leave Manchester City at the end of the season after nine years at the English Premier League club.

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City said on Saturday that the Argentina international, who is out of contract this summer, informed the club of his intention to leave.

Zabaleta has made 332 appearances for City since joining from Espanyol in 2008, and has become a fans’ favorite.

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Only Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany have been with the Blues longer — Hart signing in 2006, and Kompany having joined just nine days earlier than the Argentinian.

City said it hasn’t made a decision on other players whose contracts are due to expire.