Tuesday night’s game against West Bromwich Albion sure was an emotional night for the City fans that turned out at the Etihad.
The Citizen faithful saw their side give modern day club legend, Pablo Zabaleta a real big send off with a 3-1 win against the West Midlands side, thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne and Yaya Toure.
After the match, a huge send off was given to the Argentine as a thanks for being a huge part of what has possibly been the most progressive part of Manchester City.
The talk in the Tavern has now turned to where Zabaleta will end up next and the common view is that veteran right back won’t actually be leaving the Premier League, with rumours circulating that he is on his way to East London by joining West Ham United.
Our landlord believes this could be a fantastic move for Slaven Bilic’s men who have been relatively poor defensively this season, and the experience of Zabaleta combined with a defence already containing Jose Fonte and Winston Reid could really shore things up for the Hammers.
Though the Irons in the Tavern are relatively satisfied with attempts to sign Zabaleta, they feel more is needed to be done in the transfer market in order to turn things around following a dismal season for the Hammers.
They have been looking across the news and cast their view on TWO other players that may join Zabaleta at West Ham for next season….