Yaya Comments On Barca Rumours
Yaya Toure Comments On FC Barcelona Rumours
Departing Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who has been linked with a few Premier League clubs, has now commented on a potential shock return to FC Barcelona.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year made 118 appearances between 2007 and 2010 for the Catalan giants, and was part of the team that won the sextuple in 2009.
Toure has been linked with a host of Premier League sides, including Everton, Burnley and newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, since it was announced he would be leaving the Etihad at the end of this campaign. However, when speaking to Spanish sports show El Larguero recently, the 34-year-old also addressed a potential return to Barcelona.
"I miss Barcelona because of (Lionel) Messi and (Andres) Iniesta, who is formidable. If Barcelona called, I wouldn't hesitate," he said, as quoted by AS.
The Ivorian, whose current contract expires at the end of the season, also spoke about his decision to leave the Catalan giants in 2010.
"It was difficult for me," he explained.
"I was 27 and was starting on the bench a lot; the most important thing is to enjoy yourself on the pitch.
"Barca gave me humility, experience and knowledge of how to act on the pitch."
Toure leaves City after making 316 appearances, during which he scored 79 goals and assisted another 50 strikes. He played his final home game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, but could still feature against Southampton on Sunday.
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