Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya Could Extend City Stay after Praise from Guardiola

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya Could Extend City Stay after Praise from Guardiola

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PEP Guardiola has provided Yaya Toure with fresh hope that he could yet land a new deal at City after hailing the Ivorian's attitude.

Toure has resurrected his Etihad career after being frozen out by Guardiola earlier in the season.

The 33-year-old has become a mainstay in the team since his recall in November, with six goals in 15 appearances.

And he was named ahead of Guardiola-favourite Fernandinho for Wednesday's 4-0 win against West Ham.

Despite his advancing years, Guardiola insists Toure still has the appetite and fitness to continue producing for City.

"I spoke about the quality of Yaya, there is no doubt about that," said the City manager. "Since I arrived here I said many, many times, so I'm delighted about his performance. …

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