West Ham’s interest in Pablo Zabaleta is well-documented and we could be closing in on a resolution to this transfer saga.

According to the London Evening Standard, the Hammers could complete the signing of Zabaleta as soon as next week if everything goes to plan.

Manchester City have confirmed that Zabaleta will be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season and after their final home game, they have the veteran defender a fond farewell in front of the home fans.

Zabaleta has spoken about wanting to spend at least the next two years in competitive football before retiring away back to Barcelona where he spent a number of years at Espanyol.

The reason he is leaving City is because he wanted a two-year commitment but the club were only looking to offer him a one-year deal to stay on, forcing his hand.

West Ham are believed to be willing to offer Zabaleta a two-year deal worth in the region of £100,000-a-week to join the club to add some experience to the back four.

Having made 333 appearances for City, Zabaleta is close to agreeing terms with the Hammers and we could see that deal finalised soon.

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