Yaya Toure signs new Man City deal
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has signed a new four-year contact to keep him at the club until 2017.
"This is where I want to be," Toure told the club's official website. When I first arrived at City, every time I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something. Now it is about us being the best team in whatever competition we take part in."
"I want to continue winning titles and trophies and continue to make history," Toure said. "I have enjoyed all of my time here and can't wait for the next chapter. This is an incredible club to be part of with fans that support a team to the end, whatever the circumstances.
"I will never forget how I have been treated here by the fans, the club and the owners and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player.
Toure is the reigning African Player of the Year and plays at City with his brother, Kolo. Manchester City. The ex-Barcelona midfielder has scored eight goals this season helping City reach the FA Cup semifinals against Chelsea on April 14. City made an early Champions League exit this season and currently sit in second place behind rivals Manchester United in the Premier League title chase.
The midfielder, who has won the Champions League, two La Liga titles, a Premier League trophy, the FA Cup and Copa Del Rey during his career, revealed his decision to stay at City rests on his desire to claim more silverware.
"Of course now it looks likely that we will not successfully defend the Premier League title and that is sad for all of us," Toure said. "But we can still finish second and win the FA Cup for a second time in three years and that is still an achievement for a club that won nothing for a long time.
"We must try to finish on a high note and then start preparing to win more next season. Football is always a challenge and always a puzzle to solve and that is why we all love the game.
"You have to use your skill, intelligence and strength to constantly improve and that is what we at City intend to do."