Longest serving Manchester City star wants out

Micah Richards is looking likely to be on his way out of Manchester City as he was left ‘gutted’ for failing to play the minimum five games in order to receive a Premier League winners medal, Daily Mail reports.

Having made 244 appearances for the club, Richards is currently their longest serving player, but admits that he may need to move on in order to get more playing time.

The defender has failed to get back his place at right back after the introduction of Pablo Zabaleta who has since concreted his place in the City starting line up.

The 24-year-old was present when his side were awarded the league trophy at the end of the season and told reporters: “I’m proud for the boys but gutted I didn’t qualify for an actual medal. It’s a great day for the club. To get the double is excellent and now build on it for next season.

“We’ll see what happens now. I’ll take the summer to think over things. I’ve been here 11 years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute.

“I don’t know what the future holds – we’ll see. I just want to thank everyone here for what they’ve done for me so far. I’ll enjoy this then take it from there.

“I’m sure a lot of people hope I stay but when your games are limited sometimes you have to do what’s best for your career. I need to address that at the end of the season.”