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Yaya Toure | Midfielder | #42

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 198

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he will not select Yaya Toure in the team until his agent apologises to the club.
Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, hit out at Guardiola after the midfielder was omitted from the club's Champions League roster for the group stage. Toure, who announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, has yet to make the 18 this season despite injuries in midfield. Said Guardiola: "[Seluk] must apologise to his team-mates, to the club. If he doesn’t, he won’t play," said the 45-year-old. "It was difficult to leave him out of the Champions League squad but [the] day after, his [agent] went to the media. He has not had the courage to call me. From that moment he was out." Sep 21 - 6:51 AM
Source: The Guardian

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That Yaya Toure didn't start against Sunderland on Saturday isn't a surprise. That he didn't even make the bench is.

There have been rumors left, right and center that Yaya Toure isn't in Pep Guardiola's plans for this season. If you're looking for evidence of that being true, Pep gave you a pretty good clue leaving a very expensive player in Toure who didn't have a big summer tournament on the outside looking in. Transfer rumors have been on the back-burner since some early-summer Yaya-to-Milan/Inter rumors but that doesn't mean that Pep is any more interested in the Ivorian featuring for his City side.
Aug 15 - 2:29 PM

Yaya Toure is reportedly set to stay at Manchester City this summer to fight for a spot under incoming manager Pep Guardiola.

The Ivorian midfielder rejected two offers from the Chinese Super League sides Shanghai SIPG and Jiangsu Suning that would have made him the highest-paid footballer in the world with a contract of more than £300,000-a-week on top of a massive signing bonus. But if he rejects advances from Inter Milan and former coach Roberto Mancini, Toure faces a fight on his hands under Guardiola, who sold him from Barcelona. The legendary manager is set to make Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan his first signing with a £17.8 million move lined up.
May 28 - 2:40 PM

Yaya Toure's agent has indicated that his client's future should be decided within the next two weeks amidst interest from Inter Milan.

Once THE driving force behind Manchester City title drives, Yaya Toure has looked like a spent force over the past two seasons. He is still capable of moments of magic but his days of dominating at a league as physical and fast as the Premier League are likely over. Whether Pep Guardiola is interested in a reunion with his former Barcelona player remains to be seen but unless he thinks he can get something extra compared to what we've seen over the past two seasons then it seems unlikely.
Source: espnfc.com
May 17 - 2:00 PM

Manchester City will receive a major boost this week after Yaya Toure was deemed fit before the club's biggest game of the season.

The Sky Blues take on Real Madrid on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League semifinal second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu following a 0-0 draw in the first leg. But now they will have Yaya Toure in midfield against the Spanish giants. It will be interesting to see where Toure fits into the starting lineup after missing the last week with a thigh injury as Fernando and Fernandinho were stellar in front of the back-line. Without David Silva, Toure could take more of an attacking role but two goals from Kelechi Iheanacho over the weekend could see City play with two strikers.
May 3 - 2:05 PM

Manchester City won't have Yaya Toure available for the weekend but are hopeful he can return for a critical week ahead.

Toure missed Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid due to a thigh injury picked up last weekend against Stoke City. But despite being ruled out for Sunday's match against Southampton, the Ivorian international is set to return to training today in the hope that he can be available to face Real Madrid in the second leg on Wednesday after a scoreless draw in the first fixture. Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini also confirmed that Samir Nasri is in the team to face Saints on Sunday after recovering from a muscle injury.
Apr 29 - 4:39 PM

Manchester City will have to go on without Yaya Toure for Tuesday's Champions League semifinal match against Real Madrid due to injury.

The Ivorian suffered a thigh muscle injury in the final moments of the club's 4-0 win against Stoke City and limped off in stoppage time. However, Manuel Pellegrini said Toure could not recover in time to face Real in the first leg, but is comfortable with Fernandinho and Fernando in midfield: "Yaya is going to be out, I think. He hasn’t recovered from the muscle injury. Tomorrow the two players not on the squad list are Nasri, who is not registered, and Yaya who is injured. Whenever the Brazilian boys have played together they’ve played some big games - against PSG and against Roma when we knocked them out."
Apr 25 - 2:35 PM

Manuel Pellegrini will check on Yaya Toure and Fernando ahead of Tuesdays’ Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

A knee injury forced Fernando off after 72 minutes although Pellegrini hinted that his withdrawal was more of a precaution - the Brazilian is expected to be OK. However, Toure is more of a concern with such a quick turnaround: "Yaya finished with a muscle injury so we will see tomorrow with the doctor," said the Chilean who also explained the reason behind David Silva’s withdrawal and the absence of his skipper: "David was just coming back from an injury so he played 60 minutes. It was a risk for Vincent to play two games in 72 hours. I think he will be okay for Tuesday – he worked this morning and he is not having any problems."
Source: beIN Sports
Apr 23 - 12:36 PM

Manchester City received some positive news ahead of the weekend with the return of Yaya Toure to the squad following a knee injury.

The midfielders missed last weekend's win against Bournemouth as well as the Champions League quarterfinal first leg against PSG due to a minor knee injury after just returning from a heel injury. But Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Toure will be included in the weekend team: "Yaya started working yesterday working with the squad - he’s recovered from his knee injury. He’s in the squad list and we’ll see tomorrow whether he’ll start or play some minutes." However, there is a chance Toure might not be risked as a starter against West Brom in order to allow him to be fresh against PSG in the second leg next week.
Apr 8 - 3:07 PM

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that a knee injury will keep Yaya Toure out of Wednesday nights’ clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

An ongoing heel issue meant the Ivorian was unable to join up with his international team mates during the break but it now appears that Toure has picked up a different injury keeping him on the sidelines. "Yaya has a problem with his knee so he is not able to play," confirmed Pellegrini. However, the return of Kevin de Bruyne – who made a goal scoring return at Bournemouth – will help to soften the blow. Meanwhile, Samir Nasri will not feature as he was dropped from the Champions League squad in January - Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are still injured but Joe Hart has been passed fit.
Source: ESPNFC.co.uk
Apr 5 - 4:23 PM

Manuel Pellegrini may have a selection dilemma on his hands this week after announcing that Yaya Toure is struggling with a heel injury.

Toure has missed two Premier League games over the past month with the lingering problem. The news was compounded by the fact that both Toure and keeper Joe Hart, who is recovering from a calf injury, face an uphill battle to be available to face Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League on Wednesday. However, the manager revealed that both Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri are in the squad for the weekend. "Toure has a problem with his heel. I’m not 100% sure but I think it will be difficult for Joe or Yaya to play against PSG. In this moment, Kevin and Samir are on the squad list - maybe they won’t play 90 minutes but they are ready."
Apr 1 - 11:07 AM

Manuel Pellegrini was the bearer of good news this time around, announcing that Yaya Toure is fit to face Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16.

The Sky Blues ran away with the first leg in Ukraine last month in a 3-1 victory, with Toure scoring one of the three critical away goals. But since then, the Ivorian has been afflicted with a nagging heel injury, missing two Premier League matches in the last two weeks. However, the Manchester City manager said Toure will figure into his plans after missing a disappointing weekend draw with Norwich City: "Yaya is fit to play tomorrow. He has no problems... We’re not going to play with the score we got in Kyiv, we’re just going to say it’s 0-0 and try to win the game tomorrow. That’s how we approach it."
Mar 14 - 2:03 PM

Manchester City will have to do without the services of one of its stars for Saturday's trip to Carrow Road after Yaya Toure was ruled out due to injury.

Manuel Pellegrini said the midfielder sustained a heel injury—the same injury that he suffered nearly two weeks ago in the League Cup final against Liverpool—and has been fighting off the problem for the past week: "This week Yaya Toure has a problem in his heel - same as Liverpool. Yaya is out. We’ll see how he improves next week. We don’t know (about Kyiv) yet." Fernando and Fernandinho are expected to fill the void in central midfield while Fabian Delph, along with Samir Nasri and Kevin De Bruyne, look set to return after the international break at the end of this month.
Mar 12 - 3:14 AM

Manchester City will get a fitness boost following the 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday as midfielder Yaya Toure is set to return from injury.

Toure missed the midweek match due to a foot injury after scoring the winning penalty against Liverpool in the League Cup final on Sunday, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said the Ivorian is in contention to face Aston Villa on Saturday. However, the Sky Blues are still missing a trio of midfielders due to longer-term injuries: "Yaya had an important kick in his heel – that’s why he couldn’t play on Wednesday but he’s OK now, no problem. The same three players have a few weeks more – Delph, Nasri and De Bruyne." Toure could be a premium pick this weekend against a weak Aston Villa defense but there is a chance he could be eased into the starting lineup following the injury.
Mar 4 - 10:37 AM

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure could miss out Wednesday night in a rematch of Sunday's League Cup final at Anfield due to a minor foot injury.

The midfielder played the full 120 minutes against Liverpool before taking the winning penalty kick at Wembley for the club's first trophy in over a year. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Toure came away with a foot injury that will require an assessment before Wednesday's match. It looks likely that Pellegrini will rest some of his starters who played 120 minutes on Sunday, and Toure may very well be one of them, which will affect his fantasy status. Meanwhile, Pellegrini wouldn't name a starting goalkeeper following Willy Caballero's impressive performance but said the selection will be a very easy decision.
Mar 2 - 7:08 AM