Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure
Friday Jun 02, 2017. 09:00
English Premier League giants Manchester City have announced that Yaya Toure has signed a contract extension with the club.
The former Ivory Coast captain's current deal is due to expire at the end of June, 2017, but the club have since handed him a contact extension.
The Citizens released the following statement on their official website:
"Manchester City are delighted to announce Yaya Toure has signed a new one-year deal with the Club.
"The Ivorian midfielder joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and has been an integral figure in the six trophies the Club has won during that time.
"His current deal expired at the end of the 2016/17, but he will now extend his stay with the Blues to an eighth campaign.
"Yaya's place in the Blues history is assured.
"It was his goals that won the FA Cup semi-final and FA Cup final in 2011, and his goals at Newcastle in the penultimate game of the 2011/12 season set up the final day triumph against QPR.
"He scored 25 goals in the 2013/14 title triumph as well as a spectacular goal against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final, and it was his penalty that secured the same trophy against Liverpool in 2016.
"With 299 games under his belt and 81 goals, he is one of City’s highest scoring midfielders of all time," a statement read.
Toure, who was linked with a possible move away from City, will now look to help Pep Guardiola's side win major trophies next season.