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Yaya deal is big boost for Blues

  • 05 April 2013 09:06
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

As expected there is plenty of reaction to the news we brought you yesterday of Yaya Toure’s new four year contract with the club.

The Guardian believes the deal could not have come at a better time for the Blues as they prepare for Monday’s Manchester derby.

“Yaya Touré has given Manchester City a boost ahead of Monday's derby with Manchester United at Old Trafford by signing a fresh, four-year contract,” writes Jamie Jackson.

“The Ivorian has been one of City's driving forces in winning the 2011 FA Cup and last season's championship, the club's first in 44 years.”


Meanwhile, according to The Telegraph, the club will now be spurred on to secure the signature of other key players.

“Touré decided to sign his new deal on Thursday earlier than the club expected. It demonstrates the club’s intent ahead of Monday’s trip to Old Trafford,” reports Mark Ogden.

“With Touré’s future secured, Mancini and Begiristain must now resolve the futures of several players entering the final year of their contract.

“Gareth Barry, Joleon Lescott and Carlos Tévez have yet to discuss new terms.”

In other news, goal.com claim Edin Deko would be willing to commit his future to City if they signed his international teammate Miralem Pjanic.

“The Roma midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions recently, with the 23-year-old reportedly being available for a fee of £21m,” claims Matt Cotton.

“Dzeko, whose own future at the Etihad Stadium is far from certain, admits that he would choose to remain at City should they bring in Pjanic.

“Asked whether City could sign Pjanic, Dzeko told Sport.ba: ‘"I sincerely hope so.”’

Remember, mcfc.co.uk is your first port of call for confirmation of any movements in or out of the club this summer.


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