Pablo Zabaleta will end his nine-year stay in Manchester this summer as he agrees a three-year contract to join West Ham United.

Italian news outlet, Tuttomercato, believe that Zabaleta has settled on a three-year contract with the Hammers as he hoped to remain in England where his family are settled.

West Ham are a number of clubs who wanted to sign Zabaleta, but at 32-years-old, not many clubs were willing to offer the longevity to the player that has remained so loyal to Manchester City.

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Zabaleta joined City in 2008 from Espanyol the day before their current owners famously bought City.

The Argentine was always a crowd favourite for his “never say die attitude”, the ability to bomb forward and attack in equal measure, and being part of the phenomenal success that fans witnessed at the beginning of the decade.

With West Ham in desperate need of some desire, a right-back, and passion, Zabaleta will undoubtedly be a good signing for Slaven Bilic’s side.

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