UK time is: 07:12:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Official: Touré Signs For City



Manchester City have announced the signing of Kolo Toure from Arsenal on a four-year contract.

Hughes expressed his delight at the capture of the Côte d'Ivoire international, stating: 'I am delighted to welcome Kolo to Manchester City.

'It is no secret that we have been looking to strengthen our defence, and in Kolo I feel we have recruited a world class player. He brings a wealth of Premier League experience from his seven seasons with Arsenal.

'Kolo has been a central figure in a very strong Arsenal team for many years, and I have been an admirer of him for a long time.

'He is strong, quick, reads the game well and will be an influential figure in the dressing room.'

Kolo had reportedly handed in a transfer request which was later turned down by Arsenal's chairman last season, and he now joins former team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor at Eastlands as Mark Hughes continues to turn Manchester City into a top-four challenging force.

The experienced 28-year-old defender is reported to have joined City from Arsenal in a deal worth around £15m. His number has not yet been confirmed.

Have your say now by paying our forums a visit.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 29 2009

Time: 6:09PM

Your Comments

Great defensive acquisition :D Hopefully one more left footed defender to come!
eighthsin
This could turn out to be the most important of all Hughes's big-name signings. I can see Toure form a solid centreback partnership with Dunne and Onuoha in the senior squad. Finally, we have strength in depth for speciality centre backs... Now perhaps City can work on stopping so many goals against.
Sindbad
i agree sindbad,the defensive side have let us down over the past couple of years but we will look solid if we get lescott in aswell.
Mike Hunt
so who is next in your bid to buy success :-)
merlin
Pot calling the kettle?.
moonbeam1968
Welcome to the revolution Kolo!
oliverblue
Now Arsenal are more weakened than ever! Welcome to the top 4 fellas! lol
JT_daniel
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report....City 1-1 Chelsea (Sunday September 21 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Chelsea (Sunday September 21 2014)

Give Chelsea No Quarter (Friday September 19 2014)

Team News: City v Chelsea (Friday September 19 2014)

Pellegrini - We Have To Perform (Friday September 19 2014)

Cousillas - We Can Still Top The Group (Thursday September 18 2014)

Stats: Bayern Munich v Manchester City (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Milner Linked With Arsenal Again (Monday September 15 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 322
2. Skoorb 243
3. Bluedub 192
4. fifthcolumnblue 166
5. rojo2010 105
6. citizhun 94
7. Buzz Lightyear 86
8. CITYBOY1000 82
9. PhillyBlueMoon 80
10. Spooks 74

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke
Man City 3 - 1 Liverpool
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Aston Villa 5 3 1 1 0 10
4. Arsenal 5 2 3 0 4 9
5. Swansea 5 3 0 2 2 9
6. Man City 5 2 2 1 3 8
7. Leicester City 5 2 2 1 1 8
8. West Ham 5 2 1 2 1 7
9. Spurs 5 2 1 2 1 7

Breaking League News

The Ped Report....City 1-1 Chelsea
» Man City : 21/09/2014 23:44:00
Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3
» Leicester City : 21/09/2014 21:01:00
Martinez : It's a Ruthless League
» Everton : 21/09/2014 19:31:00
Rate The Players: Swansea City 0-1 Southampton
» Swansea : 21/09/2014 19:25:00
» Chelsea : 21/09/2014 19:18:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Performs Best As A City Solo Striker in a 4-5-1?
Suggested By:  David Cross
Jovetic 9%
Dzeko 26%
Aguero 65%