One of the veterans at the Etihad whose contract is up at the end of the season, Willy Caballero maybe feels he deserves an extension.
After all, he’s been the one Pep Guardiola had to turn to when Claudio Bravo decided to forget how to goalkeeper properly and then again when his season ended early against Manchester United as he sustained a calf injury.
Keeping nine clean sheets in 26 appearances, the Argentinean has performed rather well this season, but it doesn’t look like Manchester City will be counting on him beyond the current campaign.
At 35 years of age, few would be surprised if Caballero decided to retire, yet if he was offered a return to his former club, Malaga, the goalkeeper sounds like he would be open to it.
Speaking to Onda Cero by telephone, relayed by La Opinion de Malaga, the Premier League goalkeeper put himself forward as a potential candidate for a position the La Liga side are looking to improve in the upcoming transfer window.
He said: “How could I not want to go to Malaga? My house is there, my family wants us to live there when I stop football. Malaga is a gorgeous city, the people are wonderful and they always treated me and my family really well.
“I am so happy of my time there. We’re going to finish well here (in Manchester) first, and then we’ll see what the future holds.”
Over the past five seasons, Malaga have relied on Cameroon international Carlos Kameni in goal, but it seems letting in 46 goals in 34 appearances isn’t good enough for the club, who clearly aren’t pleased at finishing in the bottom half of the table for the first time since 2014.