Toure pledges future to Man City
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has reportedly been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn and he has pledged his future to Manchester City after losing his battle to leave the club.
Toure has been involved in a summer of speculations following a series of outbursts from both him and his agent Dimitri Seluk as the midfielder was keen on a move back to Europe to join either Barcelona or Paris Saint Germain.
The Ivorian had also been a target of City's bitter-rivals and neighbours Manchester United but he upset a move to Old Trafford, the Daily Star reported.
Despite constant rumours that Toure was set to leave City, the club's billionaire Abu Dhabi bosses have refused to sell the midfielder.
Owner Sheikh Mansour made it clear that Toure would be going nowhere and now the midfielder has been forced to admit defeat and has vowed to stay and honour his 2,00,000 pounds-a-week deal.
Seluk started all the speculation about the Ivorian leaving City back in May when he slammed the club for not respecting Toure on his birthday and the agents comments were backed by the midfielder.
Toure had also taken a pop at the club last month for not giving him compassionate leave to see his brother, who died of cancer. However, the claims were denied and the midfielder has now backed down and insisted that he is going nowhere.
Toure said that the fans have always been good to him and his family, adding that he wants to stay and would always honour his contract. (ANI)