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Zabaleta signs new four-year deal



Pablo Zabaleta has committed his long term future to City by signing a new four-year contract which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2017.

The defender, who was voted Etihad Player of the Year for 2012/13, joined the Blues in 2008 from Espanyol and has gone on to make 175 appearances for the club.

 “I have been here for five years and it feels like home. Signing a contract extension with the club makes me feel very happy,” Zabaleta revealed.

“I feel great here, I like the Premiership, and I think Manchester City are one of the clubs looking for success in the future. It is a club that is very well-organised and when you see that everything works well you want to be here.”



The defender agreed the new deal on the eve of City’s Premier League opener against Newcastle, and Zaba aims to help the Blues to success in the 2013/14 campaign.

 “I think we have got a great squad, fantastic players and hopefully we can win something this year,” he declared.

Speaking of his relationship with the City fans, the Argentine added: “I am sure the fans will respond very well as always.  They are a big support for the team week in week out, and hopefully at the end of the season the fans and players can celebrate with a trophy.”

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