Defender Richards admits he could leave Man City

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has admitted that he could be forced to leave the club if he is not guaranteed regular first-team football, writes Sky Sports.

The 25-year-old, who has spent his entire career with Man City, has spent much of the last two seasons sidelined by injury, but since returning to fitness, he has often found himself second-choice to Pablo Zabaleta in the right-back position, and has made just six appearances this season in all competitions.

And he concedes that his future will depend on how many games he plays this season. He told the Daily Mirror: “My contract is up at the end of next season and, although I’ve already spoken to City and know that they are happy to extend my deal, I’ve told them I want to see how many games I play this season.

“I don’t ever want to leave Manchester City, with the way it’s going. But it’s one of those where I will have to look at my career and say, ‘Are you playing enough?’ Come the end of the season, I’ll do that and, hopefully, I’ll have played enough. But it’s a decision I’ll make from January through to the summer when I see where I’m at.

“I could sign a contract tomorrow and it would make me very rich, but it’s not about money – it’s about football.”

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