Manchester City announce signing of Yaya Toure

Manchester City announce signing of Yaya Toure
Manchester City have secured the signing of Yaya Toure on a five-year deal from Barcelona.

The Ivory Coast international midfielder returned from World Cup duty on Monday following the African side’s exit from the tournament.

Toure has completed a medical with City physios in Spain and also finalised the details of his switch from the Spanish Champions.
Between Touré and Jérôme Boateng, it's going to be hard to write about Citeh just because of the special characters in their names! [/geek]

These two also add to the number of brothers in the Premier League, which is always fun. Though are Yaya and Kevin the only ones who aren't defenders? And even Yaya can play in central defence. But Nevilles, Dawsons, the Muppet Twins at Manchester United, the Caldwells... all defenders.


  1. You forgot Anton and Rio from your list of defender brothers - it is a bit strange how many there are.

    I don't follow La Liga closely - any reason to believe Yaya will be better fantasy value than Barry's mediocre showing last season? Does this signing mean DeJong is on his way out?

  2. no yaya is between 1-3 points most games, he pops up with an occasional goal. who is making way in the central midfield? man city are collecting central mids and wingers. they really need defensive and forward help. de jong has been really solid next to van bommel on the dutch national team. he never played too badly for city, but not this good.
    it is kinda like lucas for liverpool. when i have watched him play on the selecao, he does great next to gilberto silva or philipe melo.