Toure Believes in City
Yaya Toure is excited about the new season and believes that he can be useful for the team. Indeed there was a time last season where he was frozen by Pep Guardiola, and he has since they make a wonderful comeback, with his performances was good that he was given a new contract with Manchester City, when it looked at one point that he’d never play again!
Yaya Toure said that he is excited to be part of the team and that he believes that the team can challenge for the title next season. He said that it has been a learning season for Pep Guardiola last campaign and that he believes that this time he will be able to help the team challenge for the title.
He said that Manchester City has been making some great signings and that there is hopefully more to come – though there is already a good squad at Manchester City, they will need some additional signings if they want to compete for both the Premier League as well as the Champions League. City are currently the second-favourites to win the Premier League title according to https://sport.netbet.co.uk, with only Chelsea tipped to beat them.
The arrivals of Mendy and Walker at the back should help solve one of City’s biggest problems last season – conceding stupid goals!
Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed the sum of £50 million for the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City, though the deal could rise beyond that with add-ons, making Walker the most expensive defender in the world. The Telegraph claims the Walker deal could reach £53 million.
Chelsea star David Luiz used to hold the tag of the ‘World Most Expensive Defender’ following his transfer to French giants Paris St Germain. The deal cost PSG £50 million in 2014. The hard bargaining City chair Daniel Levy ensured that Pep Guardiola outspent that record as Man City badly wanted the England international. This is the same way Spurs forced Real Madrid to break the world record for Gareth Bale back in 2013. Walker is expected to join the rest of the Citizen’ stars in America for the pre-season tour.
City are also about to wrap up the deal for Benjamin Mendy who was left out of the pre-season trip of French champs AS Monaco. The Ligue 1 side flew out to Switzerland as part of their pre-season plans but Mendy was let behind, sparkling rumours that the deal could be done or about to be done. These defensive reinforcements will add some steel to City’s back-line, allowing Yaya to concentrate on play-making instead of tracking back.
Yaya Toure said that he had started his pre-season well and he is making sure that he will be fit enough for the start of the new season. He said that he is at a moment of his career where he needs to make the most of the playing opportunities that he gets and that it is important that he is ready whenever the coach needs him.
He believes that with the participation of the team in the Champions League he will be getting numerous opportunities to play and that he wants to make the most of these occasions. This is why he has started the pre-season early so that he can get enough time to prepare himself for the new season.