Pep Guardiola confirms Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City

Pep Guardiola confirms Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City

- Yaya Toure will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the ongoing Premier League season

- City manager Pep Guardiola stated clearly that the Ivorian is not part of his plan next term

- Yaya leaves with two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups and an FA Community Shield

Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Ivory Coast football star Yaya Toure will leave the club at the end of the ongoing Premier League season.

The former Barcelona handler stated clearly that the 34-year-old is not part of his plans for the defence of Manchester City Premier League title and also in the Champions League.

This season in the Premier League, Yaya Toure did not enjoy active playing time under manager Pep Guardiola.

The ex Barcelona star has previously threatened to leave Manchester City in 2014 after the club failed to remember his birthday.

"Yaya Toure is not going to stay next season.

"The Brighton game, we will focus on winning and Yaya. We are going to try and win the game for him.

"Yaya came here at the start of the journey. Where we are now is because of what he has done. He was a key player,'' Guardiola was quoted to have said by UK Sun.

Yaya Toure will now leave the Etihad stadium with two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups and an FA Community Shield.

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Touré began his playing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas in 1996 where he made his debut at age 18 and his performances attracted attention from Europe.

He had stints with Beveren, Metalurh Donetsk, Olympiacos and Monaco before moving to Barcelona in 2007.

Yaya Toure played over 70 matches for the club and was part of the historic 2009 Barcelona side that won six trophies in a calendar year.

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