Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré appeared to be all but headed on his way out the door as he was constantly linked to transfer rumours.
This included him being linked to a move to Inter Milan, and it appeared to be all but a done deal. Touré will continue to play at Man City though.
“Yaya is staying — because Sheikh Mansour told him he must stay. Mansour told Yaya that he is still a very important player and that he was the first big player to join City after the takeover,” Touré’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, told ESPN FC.
He became a key contributor for Man City in the 2013-14 season, as he scored 20 goals in the Premier League.
Touré was not able to repeat this sort of production in the 2014-15 season, but he still scored 10 goals, which can be considered a high amount for a midfielder.
Man City bringing back Touré is a miracle, considering that he was 90 percent certain to leave, but he has two years remaining on his contract.
Touré is currently 32 years old, so there is a chance that he may finish his career with Man City. Manager Manuel Pellegrini strongly endorsed his midfielder recently and stayed true to his word.
Man City will look to compete with Chelsea for the Premier League title once again after finishing in a distant second.