Cape Town - Yaya Toure has revealed that he plans to stay in England following his departure from Manchester City at the end of the season, while his agent said he is "desperate" to stay in the Premier League.
Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City as a three time Premier League victor when the season ends on Sunday and yet he'll best be remembered for the time he wanted to leave the club because they didn't get him a birthday cake.
He scored the winning goal in both the semifinals (against Manchester United) and final (against Stoke) of the FA Cup in 2011 as City ended its 35-year wait for a trophy.
At Barcelona, he spent four years and Bayern Munich where he spent only three years.
"Maybe in one year or two years, Guardiola will be out and Yaya will come back".
After two years on the periphery of the first team, many outside City have forgotten the important role that Touré played in the most successful period in the club's history.
Manchester City can still break the Premier League points and goals record for a season - and reach 100 points in total.
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The club wore navy socks when City first won the league title in 1937 and also in the 1998/99 season.
Danilo was denied a second by the woodwork, but the champions will finish the season in emphatic fashion if they move onto a century of points against Southampton on the weekend.
I found out for myself when I was at City for a year.
"In terms of stats and numbers we were the best this season, we are so satisfied".
"I believe Pogba will become the flawless player".
"I am not going to judge Yaya for what happened this season".
Every midfielder has different attributes but the best players are the ones you fear, and I certainly did that when I was up against Yaya. "That was the goal - to come to City, to put United in the shadow although that would be hard".
The Ivorian has been one of the club's most influential players since his arrival from Barcelona in 2010 and was the driving force in the Premier League successes of 2012 and 2014.