On this day: 2 July
- 02 July 2013 09:28
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Trawling back through the history books to find the events, signings or memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Friday 2 July 2010
Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure joins City for a fee in the region of £24m. The 27-year-old Ivory Coast star agrees a five-year deal with the Blues and joins up with brother Kolo to become the first overseas siblings to play for the club.
After a slow start, Yaya writes his name into the club’s history books by scoring the winning goal in both the FA Cup semi-final and the FA Cup final in season 2010-11.
Yaya scores 11 goals in 43 appearances in 2011-12 including a brace at Newcastle United returning City to the top of the league with only one game of the season left.
The Ivorian signs a new four-year contract with the club in April 2013.
"This is where I want to be," declares Yaya on signing the new deal. "When I arrived at City every time I went to sleep I would dream about us winning something; now it is about us being the best team in whatever competition we take part in.
"I will never forget how I have been treated here by the fans, the club and the owners and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to finish my career as a Manchester City player."
Yaya racks up 100 appearances for the Blues by October 2012 - watch highlights of his incredible City career here.