London - Midfield lynchpin Yaya Toure has cooled speculation
surrounding his future at Manchester City, the Ivorian saying he will
"definitely stay" because he wants to win more silverware at the
Premier League club.
Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk said last month his client was
"90 percent certain" to leave the Etihad Stadium but backtracked last
week and suggested the player would remain in Manchester following a meeting
with the club.
The 32-year-old Toure, who joined City in 2010 and played a
dominant role in two Premier League title wins in 2012 and 2014, endured a
frustrating season after suffering a loss of form as City failed to claim any
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"I will definitely stay. The fans don't have to be
worried," Toure told the Manchester Evening News.
"My target this year is to try to do everything
possible to make this team improve well.
"I am sure with my experience, (and) maybe I hope, with
the players coming in a couple of weeks, a couple of months, definitely it is
going to be a strong City next year."
City finished runners-up to Chelsea in the Premier League
and were knocked out of the Champions League by treble-chasing finalists
Barcelona in the round of 16.
Toure is targeting an improvement of his own form as well as
European success in the Champions League next season.
"I will start working again, because last season there
has been a lot of football for me," he said. "Now is a good time to
rest and next season you are going to see the top one.
"What I want for the fans is the Champions League. I
will do everything that's possible."For
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