Yaya Toure was substituted to a standing ovation in Manchester City’s final match of the season against Southampton, with many expecting the Ivorian to leave the club this summer.
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Toure, who arrived at the Etihad in 2010 as a £24million addition from Barcelona, has become a club legend during his time at City.
The midfield powerhouse won two Premier League titles with City—in 2012 and 2014—and also lifted the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Charity Shield during his time in England.
However while the former Olympiakos and AS Monaco man remained with the Citizens last season—despite rumours of a departure—he looks set for the exit door this summer.
Speaking to ESPN, Manuel Pellegrini admitted that his star man’s future was uncertain, with both Inter Milan (managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini) and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keen on the 32-year-old.
Yaya demonstrated his enduring class against Southampton with a trademark run, picking the ball up in his own half before shrugging off the challenges of several opponents before carrying it deep into the Saints half to set up a goal-scoring opportunity.
The Citizens eventually won the match 2-0 thanks to efforts from Frank Lampard and Sergio Aguero.
Yaya was replaced by his compatriot Wilfried Bony on 66 minutes and left the Etihad Stadium to a standing ovation.
Is that the last Citizens fans will see of one of their all-time heroes?