Ivorian Toure calls Barcelona 'team of my life'

Mohamad Mosselhi, Wednesday 9 May 2012

Manchester forward Yaya Toure reveals his desire to return someday to former club Barcelona

Yaya Toure
Manchester City's Yaya Toure celebrates scoring a goal against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match in Newcastle (Photo: Reuters)

Manchester City's Ivorian forward Yaya Toure described his former side Barcelona as "the team of my life," adding that he hoped to end his career with the team.

"I said two years ago that I would return. It's been the most important team for me. I love Barcelona," he told Spanish radio.

"In the press conference I did when I left I said I would return, but in life you never know what will happen tomorrow," he added. "It's been the team of my life and I would like to finish my sporting career here."

The 28-year-old forward has spent three years with Barcelona since his arrival to Camp Nou in 2007 from French side Monaco.

The international forward moved to Manchester City in the summer of 2010 after signing a five-year contract with the English giant.

Toure was instrumental in Roberto Mancini's squad, which are on the verge of clinching their first English Premier League title since 1968.   

He shined in Manchester City's 2-0 win over Newcastle, scoring twice for the Citizens, which took a step toward becoming league champions.      

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