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Yaya Toure | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 198

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Manchester City travel to Stuttgart for their final pre-season game on Saturday but the Citizens will be taking no risks as Yaya Toure, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy remain at the Etihad Complex recovering from injury.
Toure was involved in a collision with Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas during a friendly game seven days ago and the Ivorian has been rested as a precaution. Initial concerns were that Toure was suffering from concussion after "feeling groggy" but subsequent tests were clear and although the 32 year-old will miss the trip to Germany he is expected to fully recover for GW1. Delph has been ruled out after suffering a hamstring tear just 20-minutes into his debut while Clichy has picked up a knock. However there was better news as Wilfried Bony was included having missed the tour of Australia due to a ‘mystery illness’ but there was no place for Aguero, Demichelis, Fernandinho or Zabaleta having been given additional time-off due to their involvement in the Copa America. Jul 31 - 6:05 PM

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Yaya Toure will not be involved in the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Gabon because of injury.

The specifics of the problem remain unknown and the Manchester City midfielder was withdrawn – officially – from the squad on Monday. Toure has struggled throughout 2015 due to an ongoing hamstring issue which forced the player off on the hour mark during the final home game versus Southampton and it could be a continuation of that. However the squad should still be strong enough to secure the points against a side ranked 59th in the latest FIFA ratings with the likes of Wilfried Bony, former Gunner Gervinho and ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou all expected to feature. Kolo Toure has now retired from international football and will not take part in the competition as the Ivory Coast defend their crown.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 9 - 2:54 AM

Yaya Toure and his agent have both backtracked on comments indicating that the player would be leaving the Etihad this summer.

With two seasons still to run on his contract and an owner who has indicated in the press that he is not interested in selling such a vital part of his team, Yaya Toure looks set to stay at Manchester City. After a mediocre season by his standards, the Ivorian will apparently look to rebound in the Premier League rather than try his luck in Serie A with Inter or one of the other rumored suitors. City, the oldest team in the Premier League last season, will still need to get younger but they won't have to do so while also replacing one of their best players.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 1 - 11:27 AM

Inter Milan VP and former player Javier Zanetti has implied that negotiations with Manchester City for Yaya Toure are progressing with a real hope that the San Siro club will land their man.

Yaya Toure has had a star-crossed past 12 months. From Birthday Cake-gate to a World Cup hangover to another absence for the African Cup of Nations to overall poor form, he has been a ghost of the 2013-14 version of himself. There has been speculation that he will leave Manchester City for months with Inter Milan and former manager Roberto Martinez frequently sited in those rumors. The rumors appear to be getting closer to reality as Zanetti told Gazzetta dello Sport that "We are at the stage where we hope we can complete it." Sounds like this one could be real and might not drag out all summer.
Source: espnfc.com
May 20 - 12:24 PM

Yaya Toure scored twice and Wilfried Bony added one late against his former club as Manchester City toppled Swansea City, 2-4.

It is too late for a title push now, but City's attack has certainly woken up over the past few weeks as they have won four of five and are scoring goals with relative ease. Toure, a fantasy giant a season ago, was like a sleeping giant most of 2015, having just once scored in the calendar year until today. He would score the opener, and after the Swans leveled the match at 2-2, he would then grab the game-winner. James Milner had a first half goal and Bony ended affairs with a goal in stoppage time. A fantastic matchup awaits them in the final game of the season - at home to Southampton.
Source: NBC Sports
May 17 - 12:13 PM

Yaya Toure has recovered from his hamstring injury and will be available to Manuel Pellegrini for the Week 36 visit of Queens Park Rangers.

Manchester City don't have a great deal to play for with the title race over and a top three spot all but assured but Yaya Toure may be auditioning for a move elsewhere this summer. With QPR providing questionable opposition over the weekend, Toure could have a big match as he looks to stoke interest from clubs like Inter who have been linked with his signature all season.
May 8 - 1:12 PM

Yaya Toure's agent has been out in the media saying that the Ivorian is 90% likely to leave Manchester City this summer.

Yaya Toure has been poor this season compared to his form of seasons past. If, as reported, Manchester City are going to chase Paul Pogba then they will need the money they could raise from the sale of Toure. Toure will have little value left if he has another season like this past one at City so it seems likely that Toure's agent is right that he will be gone. Inter have been the most frequently mentioned destination with former boss Roberto Mancini managing Milan's other team.
Source: espnfc.com
May 7 - 12:05 PM

With less than a month of the season remaining Manchester City will be sweating on the fitness of Yaya Toure after the midfielder failed to emerge for the second half against Aston Villa on Saturday after tweaking his hamstring.

Toure was seen stretching his leg following a heavy challenge by Fabian Delph just minutes before half-time and the Ivorian was substituted at the break. However it was his replacement - Fernandinho - who grabbed the winner to earn all 3-points as the game seemed destined for a draw. Post-match Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his withdrawal was injury related "Toure had a hamstring problem so he couldn't play the second half. It is difficult to know today what happened, but it was not a precaution. It was a muscle injury and we will see tomorrow [Sunday] or Monday how bad it is." Typically a minor grade one tear would mean around 2/3 weeks on the sidelines and anything worse would end his campaign.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 11:51 AM

With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool all nipping at City's heels and threatening their claim on a top four spot, Toure's absence comes at a critical time. Ordinarily, West Brom wouldn't be viewed as a threat to the defending champions but after they lost to Burnley last weekend any opponent has to be considered at least a concern. The prognosis for Toure's Achilles injury isn't clear so check back next week for more on when he is expected back.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM

After winning the African Cup of Nations on Sunday Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure will not be considered for the Britannia despite the obvious temptation after another hugely disappointing performance on Saturday.

So Yaya and Bony are still out, but James Milner’s injury time equaliser against Hull should be enough for a start while Jesus Navas is another who will hope to be back – Samir Nasri was poor on his return from injury and Fernando disappointed and got the hook after 45 minutes, so both are at risk of being dropped.
Feb 10 - 8:41 AM

Yaya Toure missed Manchester City’s disappointing draw at the Etihad on Sunday as the Ivorian midfielder was rested as a precaution because of concerns regarding a minor groin problem.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed post-match yesterday that Yaya Toure was missing from Sundays’ match-day squad because of a muscular issue which he felt during the build-up to GW18 at the Hawthorns. However those comments were contradictory to the answer he gave on Boxing Day when questions were asked regarding the early withdrawal of Toure and Silva against West Brom "[both players] are fine and were [substituted] to keep them fresh [for Sunday]." But having seen City lose a two goal lead at the Etihad Pellegrini confirmed Toure would be assessed on Monday because of a niggling groin issue although the rumour mongers will have you believe the manager is trying to save face having rested Toure [four yellow cards] against what would be perceived as weaker opposition to keep him available for the Sunderland game on New Year’s Day.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 07:51:00 AM

Yaya Toure scored from the penalty spot as Manchester City defeated Everton 1-0.

The defending champions started the game off by losing Sergio Aguero in the 5th minute to a knee injury but they kept composed and won this really important match. James Milner was brought down by Phil Jagielka midway through the first half and Yaya Toure finished calmly from the penalty spot. If Aguero misses any time, Toure's fantasy stock goes up due to him inheriting penalty duties. City are now only three points behind Chelsea, who dropped three points at Newcastle earlier today.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Yaya Toure came through in the clutch to score Manchester City's game-winner over Swansea as the Sky Blues desperately try to keep pace with Chelsea in a 2-1 final.

Stevan Jovetic leveled the match in the opening half not long after Swansea took the early lead, as he guided home a Jesus Navas cross but City were not looking like they were in their typical form, with Sergio Aguero having an especially quiet day by his standards. Class would eventually prevail however, and it came just after the hour mark. Fernandinho delivered a slick back heel to a surging Toure, and the Ivorian smashed it home for his second of the year and City would hold on to take the points. With two goals in 12, Yaya is on pace for about 6 or 7 this season, which is right in line with the seasons he had with City prior to last year's MVP performance of 20 goals. In other words, don't go gaga for Yaya yet - it may be another six weeks until we see his heroics again.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Manchester City's Champions League campaign reached crisis point as they were beaten by CSKA Moscow on a desperate night at Etihad Stadium.

This was nothing short of a disgraceful performance from a side that has cost hundreds of millions of pounds to assemble. City fell behind after just two minutes after failing to pick up CSKA's Seydou Doumbia from a set pieces, before Yaya Toure provided the one bright spot of the evening by firing in a superb free-kick to level the scores. However, Doumbia made it 2-1 to the visitors before half-time and things got worse in the second half as City midfielders Fernandinho and Toure were sent off, leaving Manuel Pellegrini's side no chance of getting back in to the game. Last season's Premier League champions are sitting bottom of their group with just two points from four games and with Roma and Bayern Munich left to play they are surely on their way out of the competition.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:06:00 AM

It took 82 minutes, but Manchester City finally broke the deadlock with Aston Villa thanks to a splendid goal by Yaya Toure, and the Sky Blues pocket all the points in a 0-2 final.

And finally, the man who scored 20 goals from midfield as the star of last year title winners, Toure finally opens his account this season. With the match entering its final 10 minutes, it looked like City would never break through, even though they were camped in Villa's final third for the majority of the match. Then, a bit of classic Yaya. Stuttering toward the area, no one was closing down on him, so he decided to let one fly and it curled from outside the target to just inside the post. Sergio Aguero would finally earn a deserved goal late to seal the points, as he and Aleksandar Kolarov were the most dynamic players on the pitch. Toure was not central figure for the majority of the match, so despite the goal, it may be too soon to assume last year's form is returning.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:26:00 PM