Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Toure out to Extend Prem Career

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Toure out to Extend Prem Career

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YAYA Toure wants to stay in England after being released by City.

The Ivorian will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the season - ending his eight-year stay at the Etihad.

But the 34-year-old is determined to remain in this country, where he has enjoyed the best years of his career.

With his family also settled in the north west, Everton, Burnley and Huddersfield are all potential options.

It is understood Toure is not yet ready to move to China - even with the riches on offer in the Far East.

Meanwhile, City's sister club New York City FC do not have the discovery rights for him in MLS - meaning they would not have first option if he chose to follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the US.

Toure is convinced he still has the fitness levels to compete at high level - and his preference is to continue in the Premier League where he has been part of three titlewinning teams at City. …

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