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Yaya Toure: 'The right time to leave Manchester City'

Toure: 'The right time to leave City'
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Experienced midfielder Yaya Toure insists that he chose the right time to end his stay at Manchester City as the Ivorian looks forward to his next career move.

Yaya Toure has insisted that he chose the right time to end his stay at Manchester City as the midfielder looks forward to his next career move.

Toure scored 79 times in 316 appearances for City between 2010 and 2018, winning two Premier League titles and one FA Cup during his time at the Etihad Stadium.

The 35-year-old is moving on this summer, however, and has been linked with West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"After such long service like that, eight years, it is not easy. It will be sad because I will miss my teammates," Toure told Sky Sports News.

"If you see everything throughout my career, all the personal trophies I have been able to achieve have only been at City, because they give me such belief in myself.

"And make me achieve another level because the club have been so good to me and the fans have been good with me. But I think it is time to change the chapter and I will be very delighted and open to see who will get my service and I will continue my job.

"It hurt me a little bit as well because in my mind, and my body as well, I feel that I can do more and continue to carry on. But now we go to the part where we have to move on and continue, because I love football. I can do nothing, it is only football I can do."

Toure failed to score in his 17 appearances for City during the 2017-18 season.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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