Yaya Toure vows to give his all for Manchester City amid speculation over his Etihad Stadium future

Yaya Toure has squashed rumours surrounding his Manchester City future and has insisted he will continue to fight to the end for the football club.

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The Ivorian’s recent form has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks and he came in for some harsh criticism in the aftermath of City’s 4-2 derby defeat against United last weekend as his work-rate was called into question by many in the media in particular by Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville .

He has been linked with a summer move away from the Etihad Stadium with Serie A side Inter Milan a possible destination where he could link up with former manager Roberto Mancini.

But following the side’s comfortable 2-0 victory against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon Toure has hit back at his critics and insisted he plans to remain on the blue half of Manchester:

“Everybody has their opinion in football and they are entitled to that.” he told the club’s official website.

“It hurts a lot sometimes when your work-rate is questioned but I will work hard for the team and for the respect of the fans who have always been behind me and I will continue to show my commitment to the team and I love playing for City.”

“There have been a lot of things said and a lot of rumours about me, but everyone who knows me – the people who work for the club and the supporters – know that I will continue to find to the end for this football club.” he added.

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