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Zabaleta Reveals He’s Still Deciding Whether He Will Stay At West Ham

Zabaleta Reveals He’s Still Deciding Whether He Will Stay At West Ham

West Ham fullback Pablo Zabaleta has said he is still considering whether to stay at the Hammers for another season.

The Argentinian international joined on a free transfer from Manchester City in 2017 on a two-year contract, and when asked about his future, the veteran defender replied:

“My contract in England ends in June and I have the possibility of renewing, but football changes and I will wait for the right moment (to decide).”

“Today I feel happy here, I did my whole career in England, I’ve been in 11 seasons, my family is happy living in London. I came to West Ham to continue playing and have more minutes, this is what I was looking for and I started in 80% of the games.”

Zabaleta has been a regular for manager Manuel Pellegrini this season, despite having turned 34 back in January.

The defender has played 23 matches in all competitions, making 20 starts in the Premier League, including the 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend.

The return of Ryan Fredericks from a shin injury in February meant that Zabaleta has had to share starting duties over the past two months, but he remains a player firmly in the club’s plans.

From the Argentine’s comments, it appears the Hammers have given him the opportunity to extend his contract for another 12 months, and he still looks like he’s capable of playing at the top level.