Yaya Toure deal will lure stars to Man City, says Barry

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 11 Apr 2013

Man City midfielder Gareth Barry says Yaya Toure's recent contract extension will encourage other football greats to join team

Manchester City's Yaya Toure (Photo: Reuters)

 Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry on Thursday said he was confident that more prominent players would join the Citizens following a new deal with Yaya Toure.

This week, Africa's player of the year extended his contract with Manchester City for another four years.

"When a player like that [Toure] gets a new deal, it's a lift for everyone," Barry was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Thursday.

"You don't want to see players like that leaving," he added. "You want others like him coming in."

"When you can keep players like him for another four years, I'm sure there will be others coming in, of the same level, to join him," Barry concluded.

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