Yaya Toure looks set to stay at Manchester City having turned his early season woes around.
Having made amends with Pep Guardiola, the Ivorian is being given another chance to impress the Catalan at the Etihad, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
In fact, the former Barcelona star is so grateful to be given another opportunity that he’s now set to turn down a big-money move to China.
As one of City’s highest earners, money is clearly no issue to him. Instead, Toure has told the Independent that he has greater ambitions, and his comments are sure to go down well with the fans.
“When I signed for City, I came to this club to make history,” he said.
“I want this club to change. I want this club to be bigger than United. I know it’s going to be a lot of work, but that’s my dream.”
The 33-year-old doesn’t realistically have time to create a legacy anything like United’s, but he has already played a big role in winning two titles with the Sky Blues.
Guardiola’s men are by no means the favourites for the league this season anymore, but they are not out of the running, and Toure can still play a part.
A serious injury to Ilkay Gundogan is unfortunate, but Toure is the one person at the club who can benefit from it, as his manager may now have no choice but to restore faith in him going into the second half of the season.