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Yaya wants to see out career at City

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Driving force: Yaya Toure is a key cog in the Manchester City engine © Getty Images
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Yaya Toure has revealed he is ready to pledge the rest of his career to Manchester City.

The Ivorian has proved to be an inspirational figure for City since his move from Barcelona in the summer of 2010, with his buccaneering displays from the middle of the park playing a huge part in the club's Premier League title win last season.

Despite only joining City two years ago, doubt had been cast on Toure's long-term future at the club as he had been quoted as saying he fancied a return to Barcelona before hanging up his boots. However, he has given an interview to L'Equipe stating his desire to make history at Eastlands.

"I want to make history with this club, I want to end my career here," Toure, 29, told L'Equipe. "I'm pretty sure and I hope that when I'm an old man, sat around, they will still talk about me here."

Having invested huge sums to add big names to his squad, City boss Roberto Mancini has to contend with managing a range of characters and egos. Toure has admitted that it is not always calm in the camp, but feels they will put it together to achieve success on the pitch.

Ahead of a must-win Champions League clash with Ajax, Toure said: "Of course there are rows at a big club, with all the people with different egos, including mine. But we will be okay. I am still confident."

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