Man City put five-year £55 million deal on the table for Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure must be on cloud nine. The central midfielder has been offered a stunning lucrative new contract by Manchester City following interests from top notch clubs across Europe.
Manchester City board have taken strong steps to ensure their in-form midfielder Yaya Toure commits his future to the Eastlands. Insiders at Manchester City have confirmed that a new five-year deal worth £55 million is in on the table for Yaya Toure.
The Ivory Coast international is expected to accept the offer, but no officials statements have appeared on this topic. Yaya Toure still has two years left on his current contract with Manchester City, but manager Roberto Mancini is determined to hold on to his prized possession for the long haul.
Yaya Toure, who was signed in from Barcelona in 2010 for £24 million, has played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s success. The 29-year-old midfielder just returned to the Premier League after spending almost a month away on international duty at the African Nations Cup.
A couple of weeks ago, Yaya Toure announced he hadn’t decided on whether he would like to play at Manchester City for the rest of his career. Yaya Toure also admitted that he is still interested in moving back to his former club, Barcelona.
Ever since, Yaya Toure has tried to show passion for Manchester City and just recently he stated he would be delighted to continue his career at Etihad Stadium. With a salary package worth £11 million, Yaya Toure would certainly think twice before ending his career at Manchester City.
The new salary package means Yaya Toure will be earning £220,000 a week and the midfield maestro would have to stay at the Eastlands until 2018.
“The Premier League is fantastic. I’m happy to be in this championship and I want to stay here a long time. I always want to be here,” Yaya Toure said.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini understands that he has no replacements for Yaya Toure in his squad. The Italian boss of Etihad Stadium learnt this the hard way when Yaya Toure went away for the African Nations Cup.