Man City want Barca defender Abidal

Updated: October 19, 2011

Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona defender Eric Abidal.

The 32 year old is entering the final months of his deal and will be a free agent next summer however he will be free to talk to clubs outside Spain from January.

The French international came to worldwide prominence outside of footballing circles when he was diagnosed with a liver tumor last season only to make a remarkable recovery to play in the Champions League final win over Manchester United at Wembley just two and half a half months after his surgery.

The 59 times capped left back has also played with Monaco, Lille, Lyon before moving to Barcelona in 2007

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