The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been showing their appreciation for their former right-back, Pablo Zabaleta after he took to Twitter to congratulate his former club on their Premier League crown. The Argentine spent eight seasons at City after signing for the club in summer 2008 and being sold last summer to West Ham. The 33-year-old will go down as a City legend having played 333 times in for the Citizens, winning five major honours.
— Pablo Zabaleta (@pablo_zabaleta) 15 April 2018
Pablo Zabaleta has played a huge role in the rise of Manchester City over the last ten years. He’s been one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers and his time at Manchester City has put his name up there alongside Gary Neville as one of the League’s best right-backs. Now at West Ham, The Sky Blues still have a special place in their hearts for the Argentine defender and have made it clear that he is always welcome in the City.
The 33-year-old will turn out for David Moyes’ West Ham against Stoke tonight at the London Stadium as the Hammers look to take another step towards Premier League survival. The experienced defender, who knows the Premier League inside out, has played a huge role in West Ham’s season, making 33 appearances and helping the club to 15th place, six points clear of the drop zone.
You can read our local City fans’ reaction to Zabaleta’s tweet here:
STILL your team. #Alwaysablue
— Paul Jones (@Paul_A_Jones) April 15, 2018
We are forever your team Pablo
— CENTURION KD (@ManCityKD) April 15, 2018
God bless you zaba. It's strange winning one WITHOUT you. Can you get to etihad next Sunday?
— Andrew Farrell (@aheeef20) April 15, 2018
Once a blue always a blue zaba
— RZ (@TheRZMCFC) 15 April 2018
Always a blue, Zaba. Legend
— Em (@ErHes1997) 15 April 2018
— Church of MCFC (@Church_of_MCFC) 15 April 2018
— luke lloyd (@lukethoas2011) 15 April 2018
Let’s give Zaba a medal!
— Luke (@Thunshot) April 15, 2018
lifetime blue @pablo_zabaleta you should still get a winner's medal
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