May 23, 2017 / 10:16 AM / 6 months ago

French defender Clichy to leave Manchester City

REUTERS - Defender Gael Clichy is set to leave Manchester City when his contract expires next month after six years at the Premier League club, the 31-year-old Frenchman said at an event on Tuesday.

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Clichy, who joined City from Arsenal in 2011, made 39 appearances for the Manchester side this season as they secured a third-placed league finish. He has made a total of 203 appearances for City, winning two league titles.

“It’s hard. I‘m not sure whether or not Joe will be here next season, and I won’t be here next season,” Clichy said when asked if he would ever play with former City team mate Joe Hart again, during a Q&A session.

The Frenchman is the second senior City player to leave the club after Pablo Zabaleta announced his exit earlier in May.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru

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