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Report: Why Yaya Snubbed Big Money China Move

Report: Why Yaya Toure Snubbed Big Money China Move

By David Kappel - Feb 01, 2018 01:32 PM @kappilinho

Yaya Toure reportedly turned down a whopping £430 000 (R7.3 million) per week offer from a Chinese Super League club, and here is why he snubbed the big money move that could've made him the highest paid player in China.

Click through the mini-gallery to see the highest paid players in China, as per Marca.

The Ivorian is understood to have rejected a massive offer from an unnamed club in China because he wants to help Manchester City push for the quadruple this season, according to the Mirror.

The £430 000 per week offer, which calculates to an annual salary of €25.58 million (R379 million), would've made him the highest paid player in China ahead of the current best earner Oscar.

Toure’s last apperance came on 9 January, but he insisted recently that he is not keen on earning the big bucks in China and rather wants to keep playing competitive football.

“Me to China? No....I’m still looking young, right? I want to play in Europe, especially in England. I want to continue doing that for a few years,” he told the Mirror.

“It’s my idea to stay in England, I always say that if I went to China I would end up feeling angry there. Do you play football because you love football - or do you play because you want to make money? What’s the purpose?

“Me, I just want to play football because I enjoy it, I love playing. I enjoy helping my team-mates, I enjoy playing against the big players and teams.

“I want to carry on in that way. Some people have the mentality that they want to do that - to try something different. But for me, my feeling is that I want to play more football.”

Read: De Bruyne Becomes City's Highest Paid Player

Overall, Toure has made 310 appearances for City, scoring 79 goals and assisting in another 49. This season, however, he has only featured in 11 games and is yet to hit the back of the net.

Do you Toure can help City to win silverware this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Irvintoothless Joined: 29 Jan 2018
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Irvintoothless Feb 02, 2018 02:25 PM
Why leave when you have a chance to 3 medals including the Champions league?
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lazy mzo Joined: 18 Oct 2016
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lazy mzo Feb 01, 2018 07:05 PM
Your career with city is over madala mxm
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Love-downs Feb 01, 2018 06:44 PM
I would have taken the offer no questions asked, provided I'm over 33 years old n preparing 4 life after football 4 my family's sake not 4 my sake! Phela I want the best for my children, I would take my child 2 a top-notch education school in America period.
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ezramokadi2 Feb 01, 2018 06:30 PM
He is not even playing in Man City his just after the league medal that's all
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MR E Feb 01, 2018 05:49 PM
Yaya is right what's the use of chasing money while u not enjoying fotball!
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Yellow-Blue. Feb 01, 2018 05:21 PM
Mxm idiot
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skols Feb 01, 2018 04:57 PM
How exactly is he planning to help Man City push for quadruple from the grand stand...he's just in denial that his career with City is over
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Faysal Feb 01, 2018 03:51 PM
You have won every thing accept world cup you supposed to go there just for your last 3 or 4 years becouse football is all about money
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Soldier4Khosi Feb 01, 2018 03:29 PM
But football is a short term career you cant predict the future!
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marabeseribeng Feb 01, 2018 02:54 PM
mxm idiot u dnt knw what u want yaya jst 2 warm de bench mfana
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 01, 2018 02:34 PM
Good explanation frm yaya

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