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Schmeichel set for exit

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel will leave Manchester City at
the end of the season according to his father, City and Manchester United legend

The 21-year-old is unhappy at being only third choice behind
Andreas Isaksson and Joe Hart at City.
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This coming just a couple of days after reports that Andreas Isaksson would leave in the summer, and equally unsurprising. I also doubt Isaksson's departure would have any bearing on his decision given Hart is clearly the number 1 choice for years to come.

A strange season for Schmeichel, as he started out as the number 3 choice, but was catapulted into the starting line up due to injury and saw us post a fantastic start to the season with a number of clean sheets.

However, once the initial lustre wore off, it was widely perceived this was more down ot the strong defensive axis of Dunne and Richards, and Sven soon jettisoned him and nominated Joe Hart as 'the man', relegating Schmeichel back down the pecking order behind Hart and Isaksson.

He has a couple of succesful loan spells throughout the season and I don't doubt that a number of Championship sides would be interested in signing him on a permanent basis, but potential exits for both Isaksson and Schmeichel would quickly deplete what was probably our strongest depth position.