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Zabaleta: Tevez & Aguero are happy at City

ESPN staff
May 24, 2012
Pablo Zabaleta insists Carlos Tevez is content at Manchester City © Getty Images

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta says all the Argentine players at the club are happy - including Carlos Tevez.

Zabaleta and his compatriots Sergio Aguero and Tevez all played key roles in helping City win their first Premier League title, but that has not prevented there being considerable speculation about their long-term futures at Etihad Stadium.

Aguero has been linked with a bid from Real Madrid, while Tevez's future remains up in the air after he went AWOL for several months of the campaign following a dispute with manager Roberto Mancini that took a long time to reconcile.

However, Zabaleta insists the three South Americans are close friends who socialise together frequently, and are all happy in the North West.

"The three of us spend a lot of time together, Sergio lives five minutes away," Zabaleta told the magazine ManC.

"It's great for Carlos, for Sergio, for me. We play together for the national team and I played with them in the youth teams. For us it's a new experience here. Whenever you leave your country you learn a lot of things.

"The opportunity we have in England is making a big impact in our lives. The culture is different, the football is different, we are really enjoying it here. Manchester is one of the best places in the UK."

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