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Yaya Toure bids farewell to Manchester City

Outgoing Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has sent an emotional message to the club and followers.

16/05/2018 - 12:05 -

Yaya Toure
Outgoing Cote d’Ivoire and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has sent an emotional message to the club and followers.

The 35-year-old former Elephants midfielder said the English community has done special things for him and his family.

Toure expressed his full appreciation to the Citizens family after ending his eight-year stay at the Etihad Stadium outfit.

The former Barcelona and AS Monaco star was in action for the English Premier League champions against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium last Wednesday.

“This is Toure Yaya, this is my personal message to you for all your support and all the things you‘ve been doing for me most especially for me and my family,” Toure said via his Twitter page.

“I want you to understand that you made me who I am. It is only in City I achieved a lot of personal trophies like four times best African player in a roll, won trophies, week in week out playing games and was free of injuries.

“You ‘ve always been behind me pushing me on to be able to be the best and today I want to say thank you and I appreciate all the time we ‘ve been together.

“To be honest this is the first time in my whole career I will be staying with a club for more than eight years. The love I have shared with you has been immense and incredible and I was thinking it will never end but now it has ended.

“You have to understand that you will always stay in my heart and maybe one time I will be very happy to come back.

“I think the thing my family and other persons close to me saying is the legacy I have left.”

The midfielder joined the Citizens from Barcelona in the summer of 2010, but his future remains a subject of speculation.

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