I want to stay in England – Yaya Toure

I want to stay in England – Yaya Toure
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure in action against Sunderland

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Mar 22, 2017. 12:00

Yaya Toure has explained that even if he leaves Manchester City at the end of the season, he still plans to keep playing his football in England.

The former Elephants captain will be out of contract at the Etihad Stadium at the end of the current campaign and it remains to be seen whether he will be offered an extension by the club.

Toure appeared surplus to requirements under coach Pep Guardiola earlier in the season, but has since re-established himself as a regular in the first team.

The veteran has revealed that he wants to stay in England due to his love for the style of play in the Premier League.

Speaking after City’s draw with Liverpool, he told The National: "That is why I want to stay in England.

“Otherwise I go to China or wherever, because it is that type of game I want to play in.

"If I want to play slow, I will go maybe to Bahrain or France, to Spain or Germany where it is going to be slowed down. In England, it is fantastic.

"My preference is City."

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