Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya: It's Time for Me to Pay Back the Fans

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya: It's Time for Me to Pay Back the Fans

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YAYA Toure wants to repay City fans after the most difficult of his seven seasons at the club.

The Ivorian midfield veteran found himself out in the cold following Pep Guardiola's arrival last summer and some confrontational outbursts from his representative Dimitri Seluk.

It seemed like the two-time Premier League champion was on his way after being left out of Guardiola's initial Champions League squad.

But after forcing his way back and rebuilding his relationship with the Catalan, Toure signed a new one-year contract - and is keen to win more trophies. He said: "It is the one club I have stayed at very long through my career. The fans have been so great for me and for me the time is to pay them back. It is very important to play for them. …

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