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Manchester City’s Yaya Toure Signs Four-Year Contract Until 2017

April 04, 2013

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure signed a new four-year contract until 2017, the Premier League soccer champion said on its website.

Toure, 29, joined City in 2010 from Barcelona and helped the team win the F.A. Cup in his first season and the Premier League title last year. City didn’t disclose terms of the deal, although the Sun newspaper reported on its website it’s about 11 million pounds ($17 million) per season.

“This is where I want to be,” Toure said. “I want to continue winning titles and trophies and continue to make history. I have enjoyed all of my time here and can’t wait for the next chapter.”

Toure has scored 27 times in his three seasons at City, including the goal in the 1-0 win over Stoke two years ago that gave the Blues their first F.A. Cup since 1969.

The Ivory Coast international added nine goals last season as City claimed its first league title in 44 years and has scored eight times this campaign.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.


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