Manchester City cult hero Pablo Zabaleta, as relayed by an exclusive with the Mirror, is in talks over an emotional return to Eastlands nearly four years after his departure – with the Argentine open to taking up different roles for the club following his retirement from football in October.
Zabaleta, who made 333 appearances for the Sky Blues before emotionally saying goodbye at the end of the 2016/2017 season, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and a Community Shield at the Etihad, could now make a dream return in a non-playing capacity.
Should Pablo Zabaleta make a return to the Etihad?
100%, no debate, bring him home!
After his departure from the Etihad, Zabaleta could come back in a non-playing role – as the Mirror relay CFG have approached him over a return in some capacity as he will continue to negotiate.
The 36-year-old hinted he could even take up a coaching role as supporters flock to this ‘awesome news’ shared by City Xtra on social media, and it’s little wonder why they’re excited given the love for ‘Zaba’.
Find all of their best verdicts down below.
Man City fans wowed by ‘awesome’ Zabaleta news
“Get in Zaba”
“YEA!!!! Awesome news…!”
“Can’t wait to have Zaba back in any capacity. His genuine love for mcfc
“Please make this happen”
“The king shall return”
In other news: Man City fans weren’t impressed by this claim, find out more here.
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