25 April, 2013 - 11:31

Man City Kolo Toure expects leaving the club in summer

Man City Kolo Toure expects leaving the club in summer

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure revealed he is prepared to part ways with the club at the end of the season.

Top European sides have been put on alert with the news out-of-favour centre-back Kolo Toure plans to leave Emirates. The 32-year-old Ivorian could be available for free and several clubs from France and Italy have already expressed interest in signing the experienced defender.

The player has enjoyed two seasons of a regular first-team football after his £16 million switch from Arsenal in 2009. However he has been deemed surplus to requirements by Man City boss Roberto Mancini in last two years. Toure said: “I have been here for nearly four years, and two fantastic years when I have been playing a lot and I hear my songs with Yaya and I will miss those things, for me my family is here, my kids are at school and they like the area - but in two months nothing has come from the club and I am thinking about my future definitely.”

“My first choice is this country, as I like English football - that is why I began playing football. After Ivory Coast I came here, I don’t know any other culture and it is important for me to stay here, I have been here for ten-years,” he added.

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Author: Basil Naumov

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