Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has expressed his desire to finish his career at the club and is hungry to help bring more silverware to the Etihad, the Guardian reports.

The Ivory Coast international has become a key figure of Roberto Mancini’s set up since joining from Barcelona in the summer of 2010, and has now vowed to see out the remainder of his career with the Premier League champions.

“I would love to end my career here,” said Toure. “Nobody knows what the next step is in football and I believe that if you stop dreaming, you should stop playing football, but this is where I want to be.

The news will be greatly welcomed by City fans who saw the powerful Ivorian play a huge part in the clubs success last season, scoring six goals as well as providing nine assists in the league.

The Sky Blues have had an indifferent start to this season, eliminated from the group stages of the Champions League and now six points off the pace behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League following their derby defeat last Sunday.

Toure however remains confident that last seasons title win will be the first of many for the Manchester club:

“We want to make history and that was part of my plan when I first signed – to make history – and we’ve made a start but there is so many more chapters to be written,” he told the club’s website.

City will hope to get back on track in the Premier League this weekend when they visit struggling Newcastle United at St James Park.