Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will leave in the summer

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season.

Manager Pep Guardiola said in his press conference that the 34-year-old will make his final appearance against Brighton on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast international Toure joined City from Barcelona for £24m in 2010. He has made 229 Premier League appearances in his eight seasons at Etihad Stadium, winning two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups along the way.

Despite signing a new contract last June, he has fallen down the pecking order this season, making just nine appearances.

Toure began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, where he made his debut at age 18. He moved to Europe in 2001 when he moved to Belgian outfit Beveren. He had spells at Metalurgh Donetsk, Olympiacos and Monaco before securing a move to Spanish giants Barcelona in 2007.

He was part of the historic Barcelona side that won six trophies in 2009. However, he could never secure a regular starting spot and moved to Manchester City in 2018. He was a key part of the teams rise to the top, helping them win the FA Cup and league title during his time there.

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