Thursday 04 April 2013

Yaya Toure signs new deal at Man City

Midfielder aiming for more silverware after extending stay at Etihad Stadium to 2017

Yaya Toure's new deal runs to June 2017 at Manchester City

Yaya Toure has signed a new deal at Manchester City that will keep him at the club until June 2017.

The midfield player, who turns 30 next month, has helped to lead the club to the FA Cup and the Barclays Premier League title since joining from Barcelona in July 2010.

"I want to continue winning titles and trophies and continue to make history"
Yaya Toure

"This is where I want to be,” Toure told the City website. “When I first arrived at City every time I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something; now it is about us being the best team in whatever competition we take part in.

“I will never forget how I have been treated here by the fans, the club and the owners and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player. I want to continue winning titles and trophies and continue to make history. I have enjoyed all of my time here and can’t wait for the next chapter. This is an incredible club to be part of with fans that support a team to the end whatever the circumstances.”

At City Toure has appeared 92 times in the Barclays Premier League, scoring 19 goals. The news gives City a boost ahead of the Manchester derby on Monday evening, when they hope to reduce Manchester United's lead in the Barclays Premier League to 12 points.

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Key Points

  • Yaya Toure has signed a new deal at Manchester City
  • The new contract will keep him at the club until June 2017
  • The 29-year-old is targeting more trophies at City