Toure finally signs for City

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has finally completed his widely anticipated transfer to Manchester City by signing a five-year contract with Roberto Mancini's team.

The Ivory Coast international has completed the switch after his side were knocked out of the World Cup.

The 28-year-old has spent the last three years at the Nou Camp, helping Pep Guardiola's team win the Champions League in 2009.

He was also a regular in Barca's 2008-09 and 2009-10 La Liga title winning sides although he was more of a peripheral figure last term.

Mancini, who snapped up Valencia's David Silva earlier in the week, said of his latest capture:"This is another fantastic signing for Manchester City and I am very pleased Yaya has joined us. He is a very good player.

"Everyone knows Yaya is a player that we have admired for a long time and we would like to welcome him to Manchester City. He has played at the top level with Barcelona and I am sure he his experience and ability will be very important for us."

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