May 13, 2017 / 11:17 PM / 7 months ago

Soccer-Zabaleta to leave Manchester City

May 14 (Reuters) - Argentine international Pablo Zabaleta will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

“The 58-times capped Argentina international is out of contract in the summer and has informed the club he will move to pastures new,” City said in a statement.

The 32-year-old defender has not said where he will go but is one of the first names to confirm his departure in what is expected to be a busy transfer season for coach Pep Guardiola as he seeks to make his side more competitive.

Zabaleta, who joined City in 2008 from Espanol and made 332 appearances, is expected to play his final home game at the Etihad Stadium against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday. (Reporting by Andrew Downie, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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