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BREAKING NEWS: Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City

838   //    04 May 2018, 18:34 IST
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of this season, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

The 34-year-old midfield joined City form Barcelona in 2010 and became a driving force behind City's successes over the past decade.

Toure scored the winning goal in the 2011 FA Cup final against Stoke City, ending a 35-year trophy drought for his club and a maiden Premier League crown arrived the following season.

The Ivory Coast international scored in the 2014 EFL Cup final victory over Sunderland and netted the decisive penalty when City regained the trophy in a shoot-out against Liverpool two years later.

A second Premier League title came in 2013-14, with Toure netting a remarkable 20 league goals from midfield in what was his standout season at the Eithad Stadium.

He has been a more marginal figure this time around as Guardiola's City have sauntered to the title, with all nine of his top-flight appearances coming from the bench.

City will lift the Premier League trophy after their game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday and Guardiola confirmed Brighton and Hove Albion's visit in their final home match of the campaign will be a celebratory farewell for Toure.

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