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Manchester City midfield powerhouse Yaya Touré has admitted that the arrival of his international teammate Wilfried Bony will significantly strengthen City in the first to retain the Premier League title.
City have never retained the league title in the history and they are on course to fail in the attempts this season as well. This is after the sky blues trail table leaders Chelsea by two points after managing only a draw against Everton during the weekend. The season may still be a long way away from conclusion, but City have really struggled without Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine has missed important stages the season due to injuries and it seems that Manuel Pellegrini is no longer looking to take any chances with the fitness of the star striker.
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Yaya Toure became a victim of racial abuse after he reopened his twitter account and posted a tweet celebrating his team, Manchester City’s win against Manchester United.
Toure didn’t use his twitter account for five months so that he could concentrate on the World Cup.
The police received complaints in this regard and they are looking into the matter. Toure asked the authorities to make sure such an event never happens again.
He condemned the mentality and said that it must be made clear to such individuals that such actions must never be repeated. Toure said that he wants those who do such things to realize the vileness of such behavior. Toure in a post he made later on thanked those who supported him and condemned the attack.
Toure said that he had been racially abused before so the incident won’t affect him much, but such attacks would be very much detrimental for young victims. Toure said that he had been racially abused many times before but he will continue to protest against such behaviours.
He said that violence has no place in sports. Toure thinks that footballers will have a negative impression about social media and they might even stop using them if such incidents are not stopped. Toure said that FIFA needs to deal with this issue more effectively.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini said that being an experienced player, Toure will not be affected by such an attack and he will be able to play normally. Pellegrini said that Toure tries to combat racism every chance he gets. Pellegrini also said that he expects that the concerned authorities will take the necessary steps.
Kick it Out, an organization fighting all sorts of discrimination brought the matter to the attention of the police. The organization promised to support Toure in this matter in any way possible.
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Real Madrid spent around €100 million in the previous transfer window but rumors are suggesting that the Spanish club will have an even busier transfer window in winter when it re-opens in January with Yaya Toure turning into a potential target for Carlo Ancelotti.
Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels and Manchester City Yaya Toure are believed to be some of the players that Carlo Ancelotti is keeping a watchful eye and could launch an offer for them in 2015.
A few months ago a series of reports started emerging claiming that Yaya Toure was unhappy at the Etihad Stadium as a player of Manchester City due to his teammates, managers and colleagues forgetting about his birthday and this sparked a sequence of rumors that were linking the Ivorian midfielder with a move away from Manchester City but Toure has responded to all of those rumors as he said that none of that was true.
“Over the summer there was a lot of speculation about birthday cakes and rubbish like that. It was disappointing for me. I’ve been in Manchester for four years now and I have never demanded a birthday cake. I know the fans love me; they are always good to me. My target now is the Champions League. I want to win it for them.” Yaya Toure said as he cleared up rumors concerning him with an exit from Manchester City.
Yaya Toure is an experienced midfielder who is capable of playing in several midfield positions as an attacker or a holding midfielder and this could be why Carlo Ancelotti is rumored to be interested in signing the Ivorian player but the Italian coach usually tries to go with younger players and Yaya Toure at the age of 31 might just be too much for Ancelotti and Real Madrid.