Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Yaya Toure Signs For City

Yaya Toure Signs For City

Manchester City have confirmed the capture of Barcelona ace Yaya Toure on a five-year deal.

In his three years at the Nou Camp, Yaya picked up a Champions League winner`s medal in 2009, as well as two successive La Liga titles in 2008/09 and 2009/10.

Speaking to the clubs official website, the 27-year-old midfielder enthused: "This is a dream come true, I have always wanted to play for the same club as my brother and I'm so happy that it has finally happened. It's great for our family, we're all so happy about it.

"I'm very happy to sign for Manchester City, I believe we can do well this season and then play in the Champions League next year."


City boss Roberto Mancini was equally pleased following Yaya's arrival, remarking of the clubs latest acquisition: "This is another fantastic signing for Manchester City, and I am very pleased Yaya has joined us, he is a very good player.

"Everyone knows Yaya is a player that we have admired for a long time, and we would like to welcome him to Manchester City. He has played at the top level with Barcelona and I am sure he his experience and ability will be very important for us."


The Ivory Coast international will join up with his brother Kolo and the rest of the squad in time for City's pre-season tour.



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

Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Friday July 2 2010
Time: 12:17PM

Comments

0
Onwards and upwards dzeko next and a specialist left back please
markmcfc
02/07/2010 12:26:00
0
Happy days, De Jong and Yaya are going to be immense in the centre of the park.
Bluedub
02/07/2010 12:30:00
0
Get in!!!!!!!!
me_innit
02/07/2010 12:42:00
0
He never wanted to go play with his brother at Arsenal? Thats odd. Wonder why he joined him at Cit£h?? lol Ah no, good signing. Your team is definitely looking a lot stronger now. Should be an interesting season!
Zbam
02/07/2010 12:49:00
0
Money jokes aside Zbam, maybe he didn't want to join Arsenal because Wenger was stupid enough to reject him in the first place
Bluedub
02/07/2010 12:53:00
0
I am suprised you have gone for him, i would of liked him at Arsenal. Suprised because you have De Jong, Vieria & Kompany for the DM position & Barry who sits deep too or am i wrong? Would you really play 3 deep midfielders in Barry, De Jong & Toure or do you think you will see someone?
paul_ownz
02/07/2010 12:57:00
0
Can't see Vieira getting too much playing time in the big games TBH Paul_ownz, and to be fair to Yaya, he's been stuck in a holding role for Barca, but actually began his career as more of a box-to-box type player with an eye for goal. Suspect we'll play him there and DeJong will be the out and out destroyer in front of the back 4. Haven't a clue where Barry will play TBH, but with Europa League commitments etc. we will have a lot of games coming up next season and I suspect everyone will get their fair share of games.
fifthcolumnblue
02/07/2010 13:10:00
0
He didn't go to Arsenal because Barca wanted him, simples. Nott trying to offend the gooners, it's just simple fact that he was at one of the world's biggest clubs and was playing regularly. As soon as he started being benched he looked to move. We are (for the moment anyway) a step down for him (admittedly an even bigger step down than Arsenal, At the moment!), but the time was right and we have now got his brother. Suspect if Kolo was still at the Emirates that Yaya would have signed for you instead.
fifthcolumnblue
02/07/2010 13:14:00
0
Maybe a 4-3-3 formation with Barry & De jong sitting and toure advancing with Silva & Johnson either side of Adebayor? Or a 4-4-2 With dropping De Jong & having Tevez?
paul_ownz
02/07/2010 13:38:00
0
oh yeah forgot city are in the mighty europa league lol. i hate u guys so much (very envious spurs fan) . too many quality players in every position to not finish top 4 this season i think.
black-messi
02/07/2010 13:43:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester City Articles

Boro v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

City travel to the North East to face Premier League strugglers Middlesbrough on Sunday. Any slip up by Pep Guardiola's side will, considered NOT to be acceptable by many of us Blues.

Preview: Middlesbrough v Manchester City

City travel to the North East for their penultimate away fixture of the 2016/17 campaign.

City 0 Stretford Galacticos 0 - Johnny On The Spot

What precisely is 'The United Way?'

Potential Premier League Make Up In 2017/18 (28/4/17)

With a few games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Boro?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more50%
Four0%
Three50%
Two0%
One0%
City won't score0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 6 2017 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Johnny Baguette640
2.Buzz Lightyear541
3.Skoorb484
4.kennyclementstache145
5.Rising142
6.Colin Is The King133
7.citizhun81
8.Tudor76
9.johnkelv70
10.OziMan57
Vital Football Comment