Zabaleta considering his future at Manchester City

The 31-year-old Argentine has struggled to gain regular first-team football this season.

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has told Sky Sports in an exclusive interview that he is seriously considering his future at the club.

The Argentine only has 10 Premier League appearances under his belt this season, as opposed to 29 last term, and has been pushed down the pecking order behind Bacary Sagna.

The 31-year-old spoke to Sky Sports News HQ about Sagna and his future.

"I'm so glad for him because he's a great lad, a great player and also he's given me a chance to have some rest thinking about the future," Zabaleta said. "I have just one more year here [on my contract] and we'll see what happens at the end of the season. We expect big changes at the club with a new manager coming in."

Zabaleta has been a peripheral figure in City's disappointing Premier League campaign, and has only had three outings in the Champions League. He has, however, been involved in the Citizen's last three league outings, and will hope that a good run of form towards the end of the season will see him establish himself as City's first choice right-back again.

He spoke about his focus and the imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola, saying: "The best thing for me is just be focused on trying to finish this season in the best way. All the players will have to hear from the new manager and what his new ideas are for next season."

Manuel Pellegrini's men head to St James' Park tonight to take on Newcastle United, as they look to consolidate their position in the top four.

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