Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

May 23, 2017, 14:46
Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

The 32-year-old defender, who will be leaving the club at the end of his contract this summer, told reporters: "When I first came to Manchester I felt like when I was in Barcelona at Espanyol - we were not the main club in the city".

Manchester City now need four points from the remaining two games against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday and Watford away on Sunday to be certain of a top-four finish although a win should be enough due to their superior goal difference.

The 34-year-ols has fought his way back into the City team after initially being exiled by manager Pep Guardiola earlier in the campaign.

"It was a slow start to the season but we picked up and it's been a fantastic journey and a fantastic ride", said Pulis.

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Zabaleta joined City from Espanyol for £6.45 million (RM35.9 million) on August 31, 2008, a day before the Abu Dhabi United Group, led by billionaire Sheikh Mansour, completed a takeover that transformed the club's fortunes.

City failed to mount a sustained Premier League title challenge and saw their campaign in the Champions League ended at the last-16 stage. That is a long time, and so it is not easy. What he and other guys did for the club, helped (make) this club what it is right now. However, before he'd had chance to begin his celebrations, referee Bobby Madley awarded a free-kick to Pep Guardiola's side after spotting that the Algerian global had made contact with the ball twice as he slipped while taking the penalty.

Pep Guardiola says Gabriel Jesus has plenty to improve on and feels his open-mindedness will allow him to thrive at City. "I hope all the fans can come to support us, as we are playing for a lot of important things, but also so they can express gratitude for one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City". At the end of the season we will speak about this (contracts).

"It's insane, sometimes you play Thursday, sometimes Friday, I didn't know". In my situation at a big club - I'm sacked, I'm out.

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It came three days after Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann got away with a similar penalty kick against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.

Leicester complained that Sterling was stood in an offside position in the build-up to David Silva's opener but the winger says he didn't involve himself in the play.

'For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us.

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