Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/23/13
Manchester City defender Micah Richards has dismissed speculation he could leave the club. The 25-year-old right-back has been linked with moves abroad this summer, possibly in part-exchange deals for other City targets. Richards had a frustrating season in 2012-13, missing the start of the campaign with an ankle problem and then enduring a six-month lay-off after a knee operation. Richards told the club's website: "Manchester City is my club and I've never considered playing anywhere else. I think there has been speculation because I've got two years left on my contract and Pablo Zabaleta had a fantastic season. "He's outstanding but that's what you expect at top teams - you expect competition. "The season before we won the Premier League and I had a good year but now I'm just happy to be back fit. "Last season was a bit of a nightmare with injuries. I picked up the ankle problem at the Olympics and came back from that and then tore my cartilage." Zabaleta excelled in Richar...
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