Yaya Touré to leave Manchester City at end of the season


"Yaya is not going to stay next season", Guardiola said, as quoted by The Mirror.

"All the game will we be focused on winning for Yaya, we are going to try to do it for him". Yaya came here at the start of that. Where we are now is because of what he has done.

"We have wonderful facilities but we can not forget the club became higher and higher because of the players".

Toure, 34, joined City from Spanish giants Barcelona in 2010 and has enjoyed a remarkable career, winning two Premier League titles prior to this season and scoring the victor when they beat Stoke City in the 2011 FA Cup final.

The former Olympiacos and Monaco player made 229 Premier League appearances in his eight seasons at Etihad Stadium and won two league titles one FA Cup and two League Cup in his 8-year spell with City. "That's why we are delighted to prepare for Sunday's game, for our celebration, and after for Yaya".

The former Barcelona boss has one more year remaining on his contract, and talks over a new deal are expected to take place over the summer, but the Spaniard is in no rush. One of the most handsome farewells a player can receive.

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The game opened up after the break but Arsenal were unable to carve out a meaningful chance against the well organised Atletico defence.

Aguero, 29, has scored 21 Premier League goals for runaway champions City this season but underwent an arthroscopy in mid-April. The current records - all held by Chelsea - are 30, 103 and 95 respectively.

Also now on 93 points, they are within three points of breaking Chelsea's points tally of 95 set in the 2004/2005 season.

Pep Guardiola's side have swept to the Premier League title, with the top-flight crown secured in record-equalling time . "Liverpool deserve to be there and Real Madrid deserve to be there, but the Premier League is about consistency but football can be about one day". They are different competitions and the Premier League is about consistency.

Yet it was in that first season under Manuel Pellegrini where we well and truly saw the best of him.

"Next season we start on zero but the signs are good".