England star spent much of the previous campaign in the sidelines.
Manchester City will shortly offer defender Micah Richards a new four-year contract to remain at Eastlands, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The powerful England international has been in the north west for his entire career to date, with the 24-year-old making his debut for the mega-rich Premier League club against Arsenal in Oct 2005.
And in the intervening eight-year period, the right back cum centre back has featured in 232 matches in all competitions for City, registering an impressive 10 goals and 12 assists for the team cause along the way, including seven strikes and 11 assists in his 177 Premier League contests for the club as well.
And it is those kind of eye-catching attacking numbers by a defender that have persuaded City to offer Richards, whose current contract with the club runs out on June 30 2015, a new bumper deal, despite the fact that the player featured in just eight games in all competitions under Roberto Mancini in the previous campaign due to a knee injury,