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Micah Richards’ future at Manchester City is in doubt, and the defender has hinted he may have to leave the club to keep his career on an upward curve.
Richards has a little over 18 months to run on his present deal, and he claims the club have already told him they want to extend his stay.
However, according to the Mail’s Joe Bernstein, Richards has made it clear his future will be decided by how many games he plays in City colours this season.
Per Bernstein’s piece, Richards said:
I’ve already spoken to City and they’re happy to extend my deal, but I’ve said I want to see how many games I play this season.
I don’t ever want to leave City with the way it’s going, but it’s one of those where you have to look at your career and say, ‘Are you playing enough?'
Come the end of the season, I’ll do that. Hopefully I’ll have played enough—but at the moment I don’t think I am playing enough to get my top sharpness.
If Richards does move on, Arsenal are waiting in the wings to make a bid—according to the Star’s Steve Millar.