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Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City at end of season

Yaya Toure to leave Man City in summer
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Pep Guardiola says that Yaya Toure has helped Manchester City to reach the top of English football after confirming that the Ivorian is to leave the club this summer.

Pep Guardiola has revealed that long-serving midfielder Yaya Toure is to leave Manchester City at the end of the campaign.

The Ivory Coast international has spent the past eight years at the Etihad Stadium, winning eight major honours during that time.

Toure has been restricted to just five starts in all competitions this season, however, and his nine Premier League outings have come from the bench.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday's meeting with Huddersfield Town, Guardiola confirmed recent reports that the 34-year-old is to bow out this summer once his contract expires.

"Yaya came here at the start of the journey," he said. "Where we are now is because of what he has done. He was a key player for Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini."

Guardiola suggested that Toure's final match for City will come against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Etihad Stadium next Wednesday.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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