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Top 4 African players who signed for FC Barcelona

Parth Athale
Modified 25 Jan 2019, 10:10 IST
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#3 Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Toure was signed from Monaco
Toure was signed from Monaco

Barcelona signed Toure in 2007 from Monaco, for a reported fee of €10 million. Even though he had his differences with Pep Guardiola, he was effective during his time in Spain. He started out as the holding midfielder in the middle and enjoyed a hugely successful time in terms of trophies.

He was part of the side which won the sextuple in 2009. Surprisingly Toure started at centre-back in the Champions League final against Manchester United, as Sergio Busquets filled his role.

Busquets continued to do that in the 2009/10 season, which meant that Toure was often placed on the bench.

The Ivory Coast international left Barca in 2010, moving to Manchester City for £24 million where he arguably achieved greater things.

He made 74 appearances in three seasons for the Catalan side, scoring 6 goals. Toure's stint at the Camp Nou was a brief one, but it was a successful one for both parties involved.

Published 25 Jan 2019, 10:10 IST
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