Dabo desperate to leave

24 June 2007 04:06
Manchester City midfielder Ousmane Dabo is desperate to leave the club this summer after enduring a difficult season at Eastlands. The 30-year-old Frenchman started only 14 matches for the club following last summer's switch from Lazio and was involved in a training ground fight with Joey Barton. Although Barton has since moved to Newcastle United, Dabo has no intention of staying at City, telling the News of the World: "I do not want to go back. "My time there has been difficult and I cannot forget the fight with Barton. Although he has now left it doesn't change much for me. "I haven't had the best of times. The old boss Stuart Pearce didn't pick me after saying he absolutely needed me in the team. "Then came the fight with Barton. Ideally I won't be at City next season. I have a lot of contacts in Italy but Spain would be my preferred option. "If the new man wants me I could change my mind. But that is a long-shot. I feel I will leave."

Source: ESA