Yaya Toure ends speculation of away move and commits future to Manchester City
Manchester City star Yaya Toure ended speculation about his away move by declaring that he would like to finish his career at the Eastlands. Yaya Toure’s decision to hang his boots at Manchester City has been welcomed by the club manager Roberto Mancini.
Roberto Mancini told reporters that he hopes Yaya Toure signs a new contract with Manchester City soon. The Italian manager also confessed that the Ivorian has been an integral part of Manchester City’s success since his move from Barcelona.
Yaya Toure was signed in from Barcelona for £24 million in 2010. The 29-year-old midfielder inked a five-year deal with Manchester City, which will expire in the summers of 2015. Roberto Mancini, who frequently hails Yaya Toure as one of the best players in Europe, expects the former Monaco star to bring more success to Manchester City.
“I think he can [sign a new contract],” Roberto Mancini said. “Yaya is a very important player for us and for me personally is one of the best players in Europe.”
Yaya Toure’s goal against Stoke City in the 2011 FA Cup final ended Manchester City’s 35-year long trophy drought. Last season, Yaya Toure played a pivotal role in leading Manchester City to their first League title in 44 years.
The Ivory Coast international declares that it’s the history making process that is keeping him at Manchester City.
“In life, there is not only money. It's good for family, parents ... But it doesn't give you everything. I've had a good wage since my arrival at [Manchester] City,” Yaya Toure told the French newspaper L'Equipe.
“I came from Barcelona, with an important history. To go to [Manchester] City, with a less important one, but one that I want to help write. I can make the history of [Manchester] City. I'm sure that when I am older, people will continue to talk about me here. I want to finish my career at [Manchester] City, for respect from the fans.”
Yaya Toure has somehow managed to keep himself away from the restlessness and fights at Manchester City. The former Champions League winner (Barcelona) admits Manchester City has problems within its walls, but tries to distance himself from them.
“Of course there are rows at a big club, with all the people with different egos, including mine,” Yaya Toure said.
Roberto Mancini has described such behavior as normal in players. The former Inter Milan manager also confessed that he was often involved in quarrels and misunderstandings with players.
“As a manager I have had a lot of top players like this and the same [when I was] a player,” Roberto Mancini said. “This is normal in a top squad where you have 14-15 players at this level. It is normal you can have this problem but we don't have any other problems.”