14 May Yaya farewell to City
Yaya Touré has posted an emotional farewell message to Manchester City fans on his social media accounts after his time with the club came to an end this week.
The City legend has played 316 games for the club, scored 82 goals and won eight trophies during his eight-year stay.
The Ivorian thanked the fans for their incredible support and said he hoped he would see them again soon.
It has been a period of emotional goodbyes for the four-time African footballer of the year. Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, recognised the legacy of Yaya’s time with the Cityzens by renaming a training pitch at the club’s CFA campus after the midfielder.
Al Mubarak said at the time: “Yaya Toure is a very special footballer and the importance of his contribution to Manchester City Football Club is indisputable. He had a positive impact from the moment his signed with us in the Summer of 2010, driving the team forward with his unique blend of talent, strength and style.”
City’s final home game again Brighton was dedicated to Yaya, where he captained the side to a convincing 3-1 victory and picked up the Man of the Match award.
A final farewell to the fans took place during the City trophy parade in the heart of Manchester. Benjamin Mendy lead a last chorus of the famous chant about Yaya and his brother Kolo.