Here at the Football Transfer Tavern we are not at all surprised to hear from the The Sun that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wishes to stay at the club for the remainder of his career.
The Ivory Coast international has become more and more influential for the champions as time has gone on and was a huge miss during the recent African Cup of Nations. The midfielder has claimed that: “I want to give all to this club for a long time. It’s quite strange because all my career I’ve been with clubs for two or three years. Normally I change clubs after one or two years but it’s different here. I want to stay longer. Sometimes you’re not happy with something or you don’t feel comfortable in the city and you need change — but not here. Of course I’d like to end my career here. For three years it has been enjoyable to be with guys who love you, guys who care about you.”
Not only did Yaya Toure positively gush about the club but he also claimed that he was more than happy with manager Roberto Mancini noting that he was a major reason behind his desire to stay. Some of the punters in the tavern had been fearful that the Italian tactician would lose his job at the end of the season, even if he managed to deliver the FA Cup, which would be seen as a failure, given that many anticipated City to push on after their first Premier League title last season.
Despite the disappointing season for Toure and his fellow City players he feels that improvements can be made and the club can push forward.