Friday, 26 May 2017

West Ham Sign Ex- Man City Defender Pablo Zabaleta

 The 32-year-old won two Premier League titles during his nine years at City
Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has completed his move to West Ham United, the London club have announced.

The right-back will leave Manchester City when his current contract expires at the end of next month and officially join the Hammers on July 1.

He joined City from Espanyol in 2008 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League title twice.
The Argentina international told his new club's official website: "This is an absolute pleasure to be part of West Ham United Football Club.
"I hope I can give you good moments. Of course, I come to the Club to enjoy myself and hopefully we can have a very successful time.
"Sometimes a new challenge is all you need as a person and as a player. I thought my time at City was done. It's been a fantastic nine years, absolutely brilliant.
"Manchester City gave me the opportunity to come to this wonderful league, the Premier League, something I've been enjoying a lot as a player and of course for me it was probably the right time to move on.
"Also, as a player, I thought I wanted to keep playing in the Premier League. For me, after being in this country for so long, this is a new challenge for me in the Premier League and I'm ready for it and looking forward to it."
Bilic told the club's official website: "We need quality players. Of course you always need quality players but sometimes you are buying players for the future, sometimes you are buying players for the squad to be back-ups and all that, but we are good in that department.

"OK, we can talk about, if some of the players go, we can refresh the team with new players, but mainly we need the players who are going to improve the quality and be the game-changers."

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