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Zabaleta - My last season in England

16th July 2019, 11:28 by Jack Ogalbe

West Ham veteran Pablo Zabaleta has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The Argentine moved to the Premier League in August 2008, joining Manchester City where he would go on to win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a brace of EFL Cups.

A switch to the London Stadium followed in 2017 and he was widely expected to hang up his boots this summer before being persuaded to play on for another season by Manuel Pellegrini.

With less than four weeks to go until the Premier League returns, the 34-year-old has confirmed that while he is unsure on when he will retire, the 2019-20 campaign will be his final one in England.

"It will definitely be my last season in England," Zabaleta said. "This is something I know. I will try to enjoy it as much as I can.

"I've been in the Premier League a long time and I know I will miss it when the moment arrives that I leave. I just focus on what we're doing to get fit in this pre-season and play as much as I can."

He added: "I'm honest with myself but I'm still a good professional and I will give everything for the team. I'm still enjoying being around the team, helping the young players."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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