While everyone thought he was going to leave,
Yaya Touré finally extended his contract.
The Ivorian explained why he extended his stay in England.
When Pep Guardiola arrives in a team, he decides immediately who will play and who will not. He immediately draws up a list of unwanted players. When the Spaniard signed in Manchester City, Yaya Touré was one of the first victims. The former Barça coach had made it clear that he would not play much or not at all. That was the case at the beginning of the season, but finally the Ivorian had more time to play. He even tsarted the game several times proving that his coach was wrong. Today, the one who went through AS Monaco decided to extend until 2018 withthe Sky Blues Shirt. A choice that surprised more than one.
On the club's official website, Yaya Touré mentions again this extension and explained his choice to continue with Manchester one year longer even if he was not Pep Guardiola's No. 1 choice: "I'm delighted. I told myself that my adventure in Manchester City was not over and when I got a call from Txiki Begiristain (technical director of the club) and the coach, I was delighted. When I came here, I was trying to be part of a new story, something special that was happening with this club. I am very pleased to be part of this great club today, with great players around me helping me achieve my goals. Of course, I want to win titles, that's very important to me. I want to have fun, again, at my age, and staying here is a very good thing. It's a big club, which is going in the right direction with the new players coming in. "
Yaya Touré has managed to tip the scales on his side and get a contract extension. Good game.