Manchester City’s Micah Richards Intent on Summer Exit
Manchester City right-back and England international Micah Richards is intent on leaving Manuel Pellegrini’s side at the end of the season despite the club having already offered a contract extension, according to The Guardian.
Richards, 25, has been a one-club man since he made his professional football debut for the Citizens in 2005. So far, he has already over 241 appearances for the club under his belt.
But his role at the club became more of a fringe player upon the arrival of strong full-back Pablo Zabaleta, even more so under the reign of Pellegrini. Indeed, Richards has only played in two Premier League games this season, compared to Zabaleta’s 28.
And now it seems Richards has had enough of playing second-fiddle and is determined to leave the club in order to revive his career while he is still in his prime. The most likely destination for the wing-back is understood to be Arsenal, with the Gunners already eyeing the England international as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, should the Frenchman make his leave in the summer – with Inter Milan thought to be interested.
Manchester City, though, are intent on keeping hold of the player and will only be convinced of letting go of Richards if an offer comes along that satisfies their £7m valuation of the player.
Richards has a contract with Manchester City until 2015.