Yaya Toure still waiting for Man City contract amid ´very interesting´ offers

The 34-year-ols has fought his way back into the City team after initially being exiled by manager Pep Guardiola earlier in the campaign.

The 32-year-old Argentinian, who joined City from Espanyol in 2008, is out of contract in July, and has been heavily linked with a switch to the Hammers in the summer. "He has given his heart to the club and he would find it hard to leave City".

"We have not heard anything", he said. "I would like to say thank you to them for the love and support they have shown me during my nine years at the club". "I don't think teams from Tony Pulis' history, Stoke and now West Brom, play a game thinking it doesn't matter".

"There are clubs who have already qualified for next season's Champions League, but for Yaya, Manchester City is a very special club".

Silva is, however, of the opinion that progress is being made at the Etihad Stadium and that 2017-18 promises to be considerably more productive as both he and the club take aim at more major silverware. I remember at that time (then-United manager Alex) Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbors, ' and this is something that I have been since that time!

"As a player you are happy to play games on the field and this is something you enjoy the most, but if you really care about the club, you feel something inside of you that you want to create something big and that was one of the main things for me. At the end of his contract, we will look at the offers he has". That is a long time, and so it is not easy.

Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas are expected to be part of the summer clear out by Guardiola, but time will tell if they all go and whether or not Toure will be joining them.

He will end his first season at City trophyless, though, and he is grateful the Premier League side are sticking by him regardless of their somewhat underwhelming results in 2016-17.

Meanwhile, Guardiola claims his first season at City would have ended in the sack at former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich. That's why Pablo Zabaleta, in these kind of things, is so, so important. He has helped the club to where it is right now.

  • Julie Sanders