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Man City Star Double-Checked With Outgoing Zabaleta if He Could Wear His Shirt Number Next Season

Published on: 11 June 2017

​John Stones made sure he had Pablo Zabaleta's blessing before taking the number five jersey at Manchester City. Hero Zabaleta decided to call time on his City career after nine years with the club - and nine years occupying the same number five shirt - to pursue other challenges in the claret of West Ham. Knowing that the jersey would become vacant, Stones fancied taking it on, given that it is typically a centre-half's number, but made sure to run it by the Citizens fan favourite first. He...


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