Yaya Toure slams big money moves to China
Yaya Toure is sick of hearing about players moving to the Chinese Super League for big money.
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Toure, 33, is out of contract at the Etihad Stadium this summer but after coming back into the fold at Manchester City in recent weeks (thanks to an apology from his agent to manager Pep Guardiola) he has been a key cog in central midfield and wants to stay at City.
The towering Ivorian midfielder has been instrumental since joining City in 2010 from Barcelona. Toure has won the FA Cup, two League Cups and two Premier League titles with City and has questioned what means more to players.
Money or enjoyment?
Toure also said that he hopes to remain at City beyond the end of his current deal which expires in the summer.
“I’ve said before that I’ve been involved with a lot of clubs but, especially at City, I want to give something back to the fans,” Toure said. “I’d like to continue to work hard for them, keep giving them entertainment, keep them happy - that’s what I want. If I was tired, I’d say ‘no more, move on’, but I don’t feel like that. I feel very, very good. I feel young.”
Over to you Pep and Man City. Toure clearly wants to say.
Toure certainly has a lot more to give and now that Pep is on board, a two-year extension would surely be signed if it was offered.
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