Contract Extension: Yaya Toure Pens New One-Year City Deal
Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester City after playing a major role for the club during the second half of the recently concluded season in England.
Toure fell out with manager Pep Guardiola following a clash between his agent Dmitri Seluk and the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss. Speaking with the club’s official website, the delighted Toure stated that: “I am delighted. I told myself the journey at City is not done.”
Former African footballer of the year Toure would have been a free agent this summer with his previous contract expected to run out later this month. Speaking further on the new deal, He said: “I am very lucky now to be part of a great club with great players around me who are helping me to achieve my targets.
“Of course I want to win trophies, that is very important to me. I want to enjoy it at this age still and remaining here is a massive, massive thing. It is a great club, going in the right direction with new players who are coming in,” he concluded.
On his own part, the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain pointed out the contribution of the former Monaco and Olympiakos man since joining the club from Barcelona in 2010. He said: “Yaya has been a fantastic servant for Manchester City and continues to be a vital member of Pep Guardiola’s squad.
“He is one of our most experienced and popular players and we couldn’t be happier that he is staying with us as we embark on what we all hope will be a very exciting season,” he added.