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Yaya Toure signs new deal with City

ESPN staff
April 4, 2013
Yaya Toure will be staying at Manchester City for the next four years © PA Photos

Manchester City have been boosted by the news that Yaya Toure has put pen to paper on a new deal that will see him remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2017.

The Ivorian was linked with a move away from the Premier League champions in recent weeks, but has now pledged his long-term future to the club - committing his services to City on a deal believed to be worth in the region of £220,000-a-week.

Pleased to have his future resolved, Toure can now see himself ending his career with Roberto Mancini's side.

"This is where I want to be," Toure told the club's official 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."

Toure, 29, has been a key player for City, instrumental in their FA Cup and Premier League triumphs in successive seasons. The midfielder signed in July 2010 from Barcelona for around £24 million, and there were rumours Chelsea were prepared to make a bid in the summer for the Ivorian.

He added: "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."

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