Man City ‘agree’ a deal
Pep Guardiola obviously doesn’t want to repeat his 2016-17 season at Man City next term.
Last season was the first time in the esteemed manager’s career in which he ended a campaign without lifting a single piece of silverware.
Previously, Guardiola has won the Champions League, La Liga, and Spanish Cup with Barcelona, while he dominated the German football scene for three seasons at Bayern Munich.
City’s recruitment drive began with the signing of Bernando Silva from Monaco, while reports continue to link the Sky Blues with moves for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe.
But before all that, City appear to be wrapping up some important housekeeping.
What’s the story?
34-year-old Yaya Toure is out of contract at the end of the season, while the Times on Monday report that City have agreed a deal to keep the Ivorian star at the Etihad Stadium:
City are believed to have reached an agreement with Yaya Toure that will keep the midfielder at the club for an eighth season.
Toure, who started the season out of favour with his new manager, is out of contract next month but he recently told Guardiola that he wanted to stay and it is understood that the City head coach feels the same way. Guardiola was impressed with Toure’s displays in the holding midfield role in the second half of the season.