Manchester City star ends transfer speculation

Manchester City midfielder Yaya ToureManchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has penned a new contract with the Premier League champions, ending speculation surrounding his future, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Ivorian international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium recently, with his agent claiming that he felt unappreciated at the club.

This led to links with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who were both keen to spend big to secure the 29-year-old’s signature.

However, he has put a stop to speculation by agreeing a new four-year deal worth an estimated £210,000-per-week (£11m-per-year)

Toure joined City from Barcelona in 2010 for a fee of £24m, citing linking with brother, Kolo, as a major factor in the decision.

He quickly settled into lift at the club, playing a major part in the Sky Blues’ FA Cup and Premier League winning campaigns.

City moved quickly to dispel rumours that he could be leaving, illustrating his importance within the dressing room.

Roberto Mancini’s men have an outside chance of defending their championship status, with a clash at Old Trafford against table-topping Manchester United awaiting Monday evening.

The Red Devils have a 15-point lead, but City could reduce this to give themselves an opportunity to make a late comeback.

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