Yaya Toure happy at City , denies Real Madrid talks

Mohamad Mosselhi , Monday 5 Nov 2012

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure denies rumours that he plans to end his football career in China

Yaya Toure
Manchester City's ivorian forward Yaya Toure (Photo: Reuters)

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure said on Monday that he has no intention of ending his stint with Manchester City, going on to deny speculation that he could end his career in China.

"Going to China to end my career? No! I have a big desire to end my career at City out of respect for what the fans have done for me," Yaya Toure told French magazine l'Equipe on Monday.

"But in football, you can never say what will happen in the future," he added.

The 29-year-old, who arrived to Manchester City in 2010, also denied rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea and Real Madrid in the summer, as he hopes to realise more successes with the Citizens.

The Ivorian international helped the Citizens win the Premier League title last year and the FA Cup one year before that.

"I don't want to be pretentious, but things have been built after I signed at City," he added. "That's why I joined the club – to be part of its history and to go down in its history."

"I'm sure the day will come when I'm an old man and they will still go on talking about me here," he added. "Is that why I refused to talk with Real or Chelsea last summer? Yes, because City's history is to be made now."

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